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Master of Education – Educational Leadership Online

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

12/11/20 Next Application Due Date
12/28/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$12,900 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program 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.

Professional Educator Standards Board

The EWU College of Arts, Letters & Education educator programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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.

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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.

Tuition


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.

$263 Per Credit Hour
$12,900 Total Tuition

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M.Ed. – Educational Leadership Online Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Education – Educational Leadership $263.26 $1,053.04 $12,900

Application Fee: $75

Deanna Peterson, M.Ed

"I am here to support your success in the program."

– Dr. A. Suzie Henning

Director of Undergraduate Programs and Field Experience

Read Dr. Henning’s Profile »

Calendar


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:

12/11/20 Next Application Deadline
12/28/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


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.

Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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M.Ed. – Educational Leadership Online Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


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).

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You must take the following courses.

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.

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.

You must take the following courses.

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: 4

The work of the teacher or supervisor in improving instruction.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

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

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: 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: 3

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.

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