Program Highlights & Benefits
Learn effective school organization, management and leadership
2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
What You Learn
The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership degree at Concordia University St. Paul, is designed to prepare practitioners and scholars to meet the learning needs of students in the contemporary educational setting. Graduates will learn how to meet those needs equitably and inclusively, from an administrative lens, through evidence-based best practices. A few highlights of the program include:
- Professional policy and ethics
- Inquiry, with a focus on educational issue analysis and application
- Culturally responsive practices
- Curriculum design and change
- Financial resources and management
How You Learn
The M.A.Ed.: Educational Leadership degree is an accelerated 2-year cohort program. Students take one course at a time every eight weeks, with the option of face-to-face modality, as well as the synchronous or asynchronous online learning format, with a weekly discussion board engagement, and optional virtual meetings.
A significant number of graduates from the program have advanced to the role of Instructional Coach, Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA), Classroom, Department, and or Professional Learning Community (PLC) Leadership. This degree is excellent preparation for those who desire advancement to the Educational Specialist and or a terminal degree. Concordia St. Paul’s goal is to help you amplify your administrative educational career.
The M.A.Ed.: Educational Leadership degree resides in the Department of Graduate Teacher Education. Some of the incentives through the program include:
- Faculty mentorship. Students engage with veteran educators and leaders who approach the curriculum practically and with evidence-based methods
- Professional networking. Many opportunities to engage with fellow cohort members globally
- Cost. CSP’s graduate program has one of the lowest costs per credit ($395) of any degree in the Twin Cities.
- Time to completion. Designed to fit your busy schedule. Take one course at a time, take the summer off, and still complete your degree in two years.
Concordia University St. Paul’s Graduate Education program makes you a part of a community of learners with access to many on-campus and virtual events, including the fall and spring professional and research symposia with speakers on current educational issues and on completing the capstone research.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be fully equipped and qualified to meet the needs of today’s K-12 students and aid in their educational success.
Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership
|ED 502||Educational Issues||3|
|EDL 550||Leadership and Human Resources Management in Education||3|
|ED 508||Legal and Ethical Issues in Education||3|
|ED 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ED 554||Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|EDL 556||Supervision and Improvement of Instruction||3|
|ED 507||Diversity in Education||3|
|EDL 557||Financial Resources||3|
|EDL 553||Educational Policy and Administration||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.