Master of Science in Educational Leadership
Kansas State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Educational Leadership program offers course work for elementary and secondary educational leaders who intend to assume other significant roles in public schools apart from professional licensure.  The curriculum focuses on defining and resolving problems of professional practice in a diverse society while taking a broad view of leadership beyond the traditional training of school administrators.  

Professionals will be prepared to work as:

  • Elementary school principals
  • Secondary school principals
  • Superintendents
  • Teacher leaders


  • Requires 30 credits for degree completion; 36 credits for licensure
  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
  • Relevant prior teaching preparation equivalent to K-State's programs for licensure to teach in preschool, elementary or secondary schools
  • Score of Level 3 or higher on the Admissions Standards Self-Survey
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three professional and/or academic references
  • Resume / CV
  • Two professional and/or academic references
  • Transcript(s) from each institution attended
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission