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The online master’s degree in PK–12 educational leadership and administration from MU 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
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Delivery modeBlended, some campus visits required
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, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Elementary school principal
- Secondary school principal
- Educational policy analyst
Delivery of this program is blended: Much of your course work will be online, but some courses have on-campus weekend sessions four to five times a semester. Meeting dates and times are subject to change each semester.
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