Master of Arts (M.A.)

Executive Leadership Studies- Second Master’s Degree

Online 24 major credits * 12 months

Tuition As Low As

$123/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Take Advantage of online courses - classes begin in August
Doctoral applicants holding National Board Certification are eligible for GRE/MAT waiver
Format and course schedule designed for working educators

Program Highlights & Benefits

Provides a foundation in the principles and procedures of educational administration

Thorough prep for a passing score on the Praxis 5412 or 6690

Affordable tuition

Completion time includes holiday breaks

What You Learn

This program is for current teachers or administrators who have already earned a master’s degree and who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in educational leadership while working towards North Carolina state licensure as a School Administrator.

Executive Leadership Studies- Second Master’s Degree program focuses on preparing experienced teachers to serve as educational leaders; it is designed to relate to the needs of educators in both theory and practice. The program is designed to meet the following program goals for prospective school administrators:

  1. provide a foundation in the principles and procedures of educational administration, curriculum development, and instructional improvement;
  2. promote the development of the ability to implement and evaluate models of instruction and methods of supervision in the classroom and other school settings;
  3. foster the development of the ability to evaluate classroom teachers within an academic environment;
  4. develop the capacity to interpret and implement educational research in the total school program; and
  5. provide preparation for service as instructional and educational leaders.

How You Learn

Fully Online: Applicants with an earned master’s degree in an education-related field may earn up to 12 transfer credit hours and complete the program in three consecutive semesters. Semesters 1, 2, and 3 will consist of six integrated semester hours with one 2-hour internship each. You will log into Blackboard to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and complete group activities. While there are no face-to-face meetings, some of the activities may include chats, discussion boards, recorded and/or live webinars, and various web links.

Prerequisites

Students in the Executive Leadership Studies- Second Master’s Degree program must already hold a master’s degree in an education-related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 grade point average on all graduate-level work. Graduate level transcripts will be reviewed to determine coursework for which transfer credit can be granted.  Students in this program must hold a current NC Professional Educators License or equivalent.”

Degree Requirements

CourseTitleHours
First Semester
MELS 601
Executive Leadership in a 21st Century Change Environment
6
MELS 697
Executive Leadership Internship
2
Second Semester
MELS 603
Resource Management for 21st Century Executive Leaders n
6
MELS 697
Executive Leadership Internship
2
Third Semester
MELS 605
21st Century School Leadership
6
MELS 697
Executive Leadership Internship
2
 Total Credit Hours:24
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.