Master of Science in Educational Administration and Leadership Online

Prepare to lead, inspire and transform lives in education.

Apply by: 2/27/23
Start class: 3/13/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

Lead with confidence with an M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership

$16,500 Total Tuition
10 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Learn to become a dynamic leader of a school or school district with our online M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership online. In this online program, you will deepen your knowledge in diversity leadership, school law and finance, personnel administration, and community relations. Coursework gives you the tools to analyze and implement sound administrative practices and policies for effective school change in PK-12 education.

At St. Cloud State, we are here for you. The flexibility of our online programs fits with your busy lifestyle, and course content is designed with the experiences and views of today’s educators in mind.

Coursework is designed to provide you with information on how to understand, navigate and respond to the influence of diversity, equity and inclusion on individuals and systems. You will also explore in depth the relationship between public education and the legal system in the U.S. Our courses also focus on such areas as school finance, personnel administration and school-community relations.

In this online M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership, you will learn to:

  • Develop the expertise and personal traits necessary for successful school administration
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Seek and apply knowledge
  • Act with personal integrity and civic responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Integrate existing and evolving technologies
  • Engage as a member of a diverse and multicultural world
  • Develop the expertise and personal traits necessary for successful school administration
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Seek and apply knowledge
  • Act with personal integrity and civic responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Integrate existing and evolving technologies
  • Engage as a member of a diverse and multicultural world

With a master's degree, you are eligible to take additional classes that will lead towards licensure in one of the following popular careers:

  • PK-12 Principal
  • Director of Special Education
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • PK-12 Principal
  • Director of Special Education
  • Superintendent of Schools

Education programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers several online education programs. Check out all our online education programs.

Total Tuition $16,500
Program Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 30

Membership

St. Cloud State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Tuition

Affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

Affordable tuition helps pave the way to meeting your goals. Our pay-by-the-course tuition is an excellent way to manage your budget.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,500 Total Tuition
$550 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $550
Total Tuition $16,500

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start and when tuition is due

Our online M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership offers 7-week courses and multiple start dates. Start when you’re ready!

Now enrolling:

2/27/23 Apply Date
3/13/23 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring A1/16/231/3/231/9/231/11/231/12/233/3/237 weeks
Spring B3/13/232/27/233/6/233/8/233/9/234/28/237 weeks
Summer A5/8/234/24/235/1/235/3/235/4/236/23/237 weeks
Summer B7/3/236/19/236/26/236/28/236/29/238/18/237 weeks
Fall A8/28/238/14/238/21/238/23/238/24/2310/13/237 weeks
Fall B10/23/2310/9/2310/16/2310/18/2310/19/2312/8/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 2/27/23
Class Starts 3/13/23

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements

We offer a streamlined admission process to make it easier for you. Review the admission requirements below.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA*

*Students who have below a 2.75 GPA may still be considered for admission. A holistic review of the application and required documentation will be completed. Upon review, an interview with the Program Director may be requested.



Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $40 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • As a graduate student, what are you looking to learn/gain from the program?
    • As a graduate student, what will you be able to contribute to the program and your fellow students?

Transcripts
Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Not In List >> [email protected]

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Courses

Check out our online M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership Courses

To earn your M.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership online, you must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course features surveys of theories, models and dimensions of leadership, as well as an introduction to leadership behavior in organizations, planning, decision-making and assessment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Becoming a data-based decision maker is an important skill for educational leaders. Techniques for determining what type of assessment and evaluation is required, and the techniques for gathering data, facts, and impressions from multiple sources regarding all aspects of educational programs, will be explored. Particular emphasis will be on instructional programs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide participants with information on how to understand, navigate and respond to the influence of diversity, equity and inclusion on individuals and systems. A variety of readings and activities will guide students through critical conversations on issues impacting society such as of the cycle of socialization, race as a social construct and strategies for listening to multiple perspectives. Students will learn a basic understanding on how to identify and respond to the impact of race, culture and diversity in daily interactions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of the relationship between public education and the legal system in the U.S. Particular attention is directed to the roles of the federal, state, and local governments in American schools as well as issues of students rights, curriculum, teacher freedoms, and other areas of crucial concern to school teachers and administrators.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the personnel functions of school administrators. Particular attention is directed to personnel policies and procedures; the selection, induction, and continuing professional development of faculty; and employee management relations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes a general introduction to funding of public education in the U.S. and reviews the history, development, and theoretical foundations of education finance; local, state, and federal programs of school finance; alternative structures for education finance; school finance case law; implications for educational programming and management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an understanding of communication structures in the community; processes and procedures for working with various publics including parents, community agencies, special interest groups, media, business and industry; dissemination processes to the various publics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a shadowing practicum designed to acquire additional knowledge and understanding regarding leadership. Students will reflect on their experiential learning about leadership and complete readings, watch/listen to videos, and complete discussion boards and assignments. Students taking this course will complete a 30-hour practicum. Pre-requisites: EDAD 610, 620, 630 and 640.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an understanding of basic educational research and appropriate applications to educational administration and leadership; locating, interpreting, and applying research to problems in school administration; identification, evaluation and use of data sources; application of field-based research design to address educational problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course students will engage in their respective project’s completion and prepare for their presentation. Feedback from your Faculty Chair will provide support throughout the project completion.
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