Online Master of Education — Educational Leadership

Enrich your career and enhance your impact as a teacher leader.

12/16/21 Next Application Due Date
1/3/22 Start Classes

Program Overview


Score more insights into our 100 percent online M.Ed. – Educational Leadership program

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Develop skills to become an effective school leader in the Master of Education – Educational Leadership online program from Eastern Washington University. Based on state and national standards and grounded in the principles of best practices in educational leadership, management and administration, this rigorous program carries a reputation for preparing candidates for school leadership positions.

This flexible online program helps you broaden your role as a Department Head, Mentor, Curriculum Coach, and more. Earning this degree does not satisfy the requirements of the Washington State Department of Public Instruction for a school principal certificate.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online M.Ed. program, you will learn:

  • curriculum practices most likely to improve instruction in elementary or secondary schools;
  • laws related to the duties and powers of school employees and students;
  • skills for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management and change processes needed in contemporary schools and communities;
  • knowledge and understanding of the expectations and responsiveness necessary to become a school leader.
  • curriculum practices most likely to improve instruction in elementary or secondary schools;
  • laws related to the duties and powers of school employees and students;
  • skills for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management and change processes needed in contemporary schools and communities;
  • knowledge and understanding of the expectations and responsiveness necessary to become a school leader.

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EWU offers a variety of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out all our online M.Ed. programs.

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


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The M.Ed. – Educational Leadership online program features the same affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


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The M.Ed. – Educational Leadership online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the best start date for you, along with deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

12/16/21 Next Application Deadline
1/3/22 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/29/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

12/16/21 Next Application Deadline
1/3/22 Start Classes

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Admissions


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The admission process for the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership online is streamlined to help you get started sooner. A teaching certificate is not required for admission to this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Dianne Selcho at [email protected].

Courses


Read more about your online classes for M.Ed. – Educational Leadership degree

In order to earn the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership online, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 12 credit hours of core courses and 37 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The work of the teacher or supervisor in improving instruction.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines the principles underlying the development of a K-12 school curriculum. With an emphasis on methods of determining curriculum priorities, objectives, scope and sequence, and organizational patterns, as well as an examination of how curriculum design facilitates student-learning opportunities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Court decisions and statutory law relating to the duties and powers of school officials and employees, compulsory school attendance, school census, child labor, control, and organization.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focus on school leadership, developing with vision the knowledge and skills for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management, and change processes needed in 21st century schools and communities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A problem-based exposure to the multi-dimensional role of school-community relations and communication in school districts. The course addresses the Public Relations domain of the NPBEA and WAC standards for the principalship.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students will examine the role of the principal, using the ISLLC Standards as a framework. They will prepare themselves for leadership through research, discussion activity and application. Relevant and practical topics will be used to create the curricular content of the course. Students will exit this course with knowledge and understanding of what to expect and how to respond as a new principal. This is a course where practicality and purpose will support those preparing for an instructional leadership role.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Continuation of Leadership Internship I. Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course provides MEd candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies. The course provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
K-12 classroom teachers would take this course. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to build a school wide multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). The MTSS framework encompasses tiered systems such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), and is designed to help all K-12 students succeed. Students will learn about effective instruction, the role of school teams, implementation in action, assessment, problem solving and data-based decision making.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on curricular and instructional development of resource-based skills. From examining model K-12 programs for skills in such areas as information, critical television viewing, media production, and visual literacy, teachers will apply elements of instructional design and development to resource-based skills programs.

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