Learn to lead schools effectively
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration online program from Worcester State University is designed to develop your educational leadership expertise and prepare you for more rewarding opportunities supporting academic excellence within the school system and beyond.
This online master’s program helps you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective educational leader. The online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration program prepares students to become innovative leaders that are ready to elicit change in educational systems and organizations. As a student, you will gain knowledge about finance and budgeting, law and governance, strategic planning, curriculum design, and collaborating with the community. The areas of study include instructional leadership, family and community engagement, professional culture, and management and operations.
While this program does not lead to initial licensure, graduates may complete an apprenticeship program to pursue principal/assistant principal licensure in the state of Massachusetts.
As a graduate of the program, you may pursue a career in educational leadership including, but not limited to, curriculum coordinator, private school administrator, educational researcher, curriculum and instructional leader at educational sites and museums, director at private learning institutions, administrator for educational programs (such as tutoring centers and after-school programs), community liaison, and more. If you are residing in Massachusetts and you are interested in pursuing principal/assistant principal licensure in Massachusetts, you may inquire about our apprenticeship program for more information.
In this program, you will learn:
- Instructional Leadership: Promote learning and growth by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and learning the central focus of a school or organization.
- Management & Operations: Promote learning and growth by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
- Family & Community Engagement: Promote learning and growth through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of an organization or school.
- Professional Culture: Promote success by nurturing and sustaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.
- Complete online application for admission
- Pay $50 application fee
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA
- Provisional admittance for 2.5 to 2.74 GPA, pending faculty review
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions
- Minimum of two years of experience in an instructional or related role in a PreK-12 educational setting
- Submit two academic or professional references
- Submit a career essay
Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:
Graduate Admissions Office
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Students residing in Massachusetts who are interested in pursuing principal/assistant principal licensure in Massachusetts may inquire about our apprenticeship program for more information.