Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389

Program Details

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Capella University's online Master's in Educational Administration Leadership program builds your skills to meet challenges in the P-12 system. This program is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) and is one of several programs that make up Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The School Leadership emphasis is intended for educators who want to build school-level leadership knowledge and skills. The curriculum focuses on the principal's role in articulating, developing, and implementing a school vision that aligns with and supports district priorities. You will examine the leadership skills needed to evaluate the systems and processes for continuous school improvement; protect the interests of school and community stakeholders; and integrate your personal expertise with current best practices and legal and ethical standards to promote school achievement.

With your online Master's in Leadership in Education Administration from Capella, you'll learn to facilitate the development of a shared vision of learning, promote the success of all persons, and lead the development of a culture of learning. Additionally, you'll be able to manage effective learning environments, effectively collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and lead the field of education in an ethical manner.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Leadership in Education Administration include school leadership, principal, assistant principal, athletic director, education coordinator, director of admission, assessment coordinator, dean of students, program director, and adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, P–12 private school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, charter school or state education department.

For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      46
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Quarter Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $453.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $453.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $20,838.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $20,838.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

    The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to K–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

    Restrictions

    This program is restricted in the following state(s): Kentucky & Arkansas

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    Disclosure

    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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