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Master of education
The online master’s degree in PK–12 educational leadership and administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) offers opportunities for professional growth in school and district leadership. If you want to be an effective, responsive, courageous and professional leader in education, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameMaster of education in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in PK-12 educational leadership and administration, elementary and secondary principal certification
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Elementary school principal
- Secondary school principal
- Educational policy analyst
This program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two or three classes each semester, including summers, and finish in 14 months.
Course work includes
- Data-driven and evidenced-based decision-making
- School improvement
- Ethics and policymaking
- Providing professional development
- Finance and law in schools
- Politics of school leadership
Typical program length14 months
Typical course load2 or 3 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education and Human Development is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.