Master of Arts in Education & Human Development / Educational Leadership & Administration
The George Washington University

Program Details

Position yourself to become a principal or administrator with the ability to lead a culture of teaching and learning, and inspire your school community to reach ever-higher goals with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration.

For more than 30 years, GW's graduate programs in Educational Leadership and Administration have fostered exceptional leadership skills in students. In this education administration degree program, you will focus on the needs of diverse educational communities and build the practical skills and knowledge necessary to improve student learning on the local, state or national level.

GW's program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). Completion of this degree may also prepare qualified candidates for principal or administrator licensure. This program's courses and internship experiences are designed to meet administrative certification requirements for the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other interstate compact agreement partner states.

Gain practical instruction in leadership, management, supervision of instruction and general supervisory principles from faculty members who are active in education, and develop your experience first-hand through two required internships.

Why a GW Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration?

  • Tradition of Excellence: Join the community of exceptional educational leaders that GW has been cultivating for more than 30 years.
  • Team Leadership: Gain valuable experience and surround yourself with different perspectives through group work and team leadership activities. Group work is incorporated in every course to simulate the workplace.
  • Applied Coursework: Expand your knowledge and skills,

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires an internship.