Notre Dame College

Master of Education With a Concentration in Educational Leadership

Pursue a career outside the classroom by enrolling in the M.Ed. with a concentration in Educational Leadership online degree from Notre Dame College

Educators seeking to further their career outside the classroom through roles in administration can enroll in Notre Dame College's online Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Educational Leadership for advanced career pursuits. With an emphasis on the importance of instructional leadership in fostering an effective school community, this degree helps educators seek a career as a principal or school administrator.

Students benefit from a dynamic learning environment that encourages interaction and collaboration with instructors and peers. The M.Ed. with a concentration in Educational Leadership degree program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Job Opportunities: As populations across the country continue to boom, the demand for qualified educators and school administrators will be on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an estimated growth in employment for school administrators of 8 percent through 2018.

Online Course Outline:

  • ED 640 School Management and Educational Leadership (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 641 Personnel Administration and Supervision (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 642 School Finance and Business Functions (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 643 School Law (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 644 Educational Politics, Policies and Community Relations (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 645 Principal?s Role in Assessment and Accountability (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 646 Internship for School Principals I (3cr/hrs)
  • ED 647 Internship for School Principals II (3cr/hrs)

Admission Requirements: Admission to the M.Ed. with a concentration in Educational Leadership degree program requires the following:

  • A regionally accredited bachelor's degree in any field of study
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above on a 4.00 scale
  • A completed graduate education application
  • Proof of credentials, including current teaching license and/or certificate and all transcripts
  • Two personal references from principals or other district leaders
  • Program of Notre Dame College (available online with application form)
  • A current Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) check or verification of current BCI check
  • A statement of purpose
  • One year of teaching experience
  • A personal interview

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