Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Licensure)
Colorado Christian University

Program Details

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is a comprehensive graduate program for experienced teachers, school administrators, and district personnel who seek to further their career in an academic leadership role.

Offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies, the program is designed to address many of the issues faced by educators in the public and private sectors alike. The primary aim of the educational leadership curriculum is to provide a tangible framework of leadership skills that prepare program participants for the challenges faced by school administrators in the 21st century.

Graduates who satisfactorily complete all requirements of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership (licensing) program may apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a principal license. 

It is the responsibility of the out-of-state student to check for reciprocity agreements and education licensing requirements in his or her home state.


This program requires an internship.

  • Minimum two years teaching experience; may be in a public, charter or private school
  • Those students wishing to pursue principal licensure must have three years professional licensed experience by the completion of the program
  • An official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Personal interview
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • One professional recommendation from an individual who is not a family member
  • Program specific essay
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed background check

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

The College of Education & Adult Studies (CAGS) does not offer Educator Licensure or Non-Licensure (Undergraduate or Graduate) courses to online students who reside in Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, or Kentucky.