PK–12 educational leadership and administration

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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in PK-12 educational leadership and administration, elementary and secondary principal certification

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours

33

Estimated cost

$15,293.85

*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.

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Elementary school principal
  • Secondary school principal
  • Educational policy analyst
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle and High School Principals.
6%
Employment growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle and High School Principals.
$90,410
Median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

14 months

Typical course load

2 or 3 classes each semester

Accreditation

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 is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis