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Online Educational Leadership Degrees

The education environment is constantly changing, thanks to technological advances and changes in government spending, educational standards, and local demographics. The Educational Leadership program gives administrators a forum for evaluating and updating their curricula and educational strategies.

Educational Leadership programs are typically offered at the master's and doctorate level, and require a bachelor degree in a related field. Specializations are available for every level of the school system: K-12 Educational Leadership, Community College Leadership, Adult Education, and Higher Education, as well as Leadership in Educational Organizations. Programs may also focus on different roles within educational leadership, such as Teacher Leadership and Administrator Leadership.

Educational Leadership coursework varies depending on the specialty, but generally includes training in curriculum design and evaluation, educational technologies, diversity in the classroom, organizational management, strategic planning, and administrative best practices. Some programs also focus on the national and local issues affecting education.

Career prospects are strong for educational leaders. Higher education administration ranked among the 'Best Careers of 2007' in U.S. News & World Report. Higher education administrators typically earn well over $70,000. K-12 administrators recorded a median salary of $74,190 in 2004. Compensation levels are a bit lower at the community college and adult education level, with a 2004 median of $68,340.

Graduate-level education is a standard qualification for academic administrators. The Educational Leadership program offers the targeted training administrators need to perform effectively in the dynamic environment of education.

Online Degrees in Educational Leadership

Kaplan University

There are countless specialties of study available at Kaplan University. The major departments include: more

Educational Leadership Degrees Offered:
  • MA in Teaching and Learning

    This degree offers a professional development opportunity for practicing K–12 teachers with a classroom/group of students, seeking to enhance their classroom performance. Degree candidates will read, analyze, and critique both historical and current educational research studies to prepare them to assume the role of instructional leaders dedicated to improving student performance.

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Jones International University

Since it became the first fully online university to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Jones University has allowed thousands of working professionals to acquire their degree. The classes at Jones University are project-based just like day to day life in the workplace. This enables a more hands-on simulative approach to learning. more

Educational Leadership Degrees Offered:
  • M. Ed. - Educational Leadership & Administration

    This degree program is designed for education professionals and aspiring principals and administrators seeking to expand their leadership skills, advance their careers, and make a difference in their communities. It will appeal especially to mid-level administrators who wish to move into more senior leadership positions. Students will learn how to manage strategically, develop knowledge and expertise in organizational management and accountability, and learn how to evaluate technology to enhance the classroom experience.

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration: Principal and Administrator Licensure

    This degree program is designed for those interested in pursuing certification as a principal or administrator. Students will develop knowledge and expertise in organizational management and accountability, serve as a mentor, gain an understanding of education ethics and social responsibility, learn how to evaluate technology to enhance the classroom experience, and facilitate change and promote lifelong learning.

  • M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

    This flexible, project-based degree program is designed for education professionals and aspiring administrators in higher education who want to take their leadership skills to the highest level and transform their learning organizations. Students will study the history, purposes, and context of higher education, learn best practices of leadership and management in adult education settings, and receive expert knowledge about organizational perspectives.

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Walden University

Walden University offers students a comprehensive Bachelor's or Master's degree program in an exclusive online environment. The online tools and resources available allow students to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of independent learning, structured class curriculums, and easy access to instructors. more

Educational Leadership Degrees Offered:
  • M.S. in Education

    This program aligns with national standards, combines current theory with practical strategies, and offers access to recognized experts in the field. Students in this program can choose from one of nine specializations: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Educational Leadership; Elementary Reading and Literacy; Elementary Reading and Mathematics; Integrating Technology in the Classroom; Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas; Mathematics; Middle Level Education; or Science.

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University of Phoenix

With more than 8,000 faculty and staff, University of Phoenix is the largest accredited private university. In its online incarnation, University of Phoenix has distilled its programs into accelerated course programs to help you get the most degree in the least amount of time without breaking your wallet. more

Educational Leadership Degrees Offered:
  • MAEd/Administration and Supervision

    This program is designed for educators interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in the area of school administration. The program curriculum is focused on education finance, school law, the roles and responsibilities of the principal, community relations, and supervision of personnel. The degree program also includes an internship experience in school administration at the principal level and a research component.

  • Doctor of Education in Ed. Leadership

    This program is designed to emphasize leadership and to focus on applied research that improves educational environments. It will prepare learners to become transformational leaders who will strategically manage and lead complex educational organizations. Graduates will be educational practitioners who demonstrate analytical, critical, and innovative thinking to improve the performance of educational institutions.

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Grand Canyon University

Whether you would like to supplement your on-campus curriculum with a few online courses or are interested in pursuing your entire degree online, Grand Canyon University Online has a variety of classes to choose from. more

Educational Leadership Degrees Offered:
  • M.Ed. Education Admin (Eligible for IR/Credential)

    The Master of Education degree in Education Administration (Eligible for Institutional Recommendation/Credential) is designed for certified or certification-eligible students interested in K-12 administration as well as administrative certification. Courses cover school leadership, administrative foundations, organizational theory, K-12 legal issues, public school finance, curriculum development, and instructional leadership. Students must be prepared to complete a part-time, 8-week administrative internship component.

  • M.Ed. Education Admin School Leadership Emphasis

    The Master of Education degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in School Leadership (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation/Non-Credential) is designed for those interested in K-12 leadership but not seeking teaching certification. Courses cover school leadership, administrative foundations, organizational theory, K-12 legal issues, public school finance, curriculum development, and instructional leadership. Students must have access to a K-12 school to complete the program.

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