Master of Arts in Educational Leadership / Building Leadership
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership serves adults who wish to prepare for roles as school and district leaders. The program is offered completely online and aims to promote an understanding of educational leadership and administration through a process which is based upon the national ISLLC standards. These standards have been identified as critical to successful school leadership. The six standards are: vision, school culture, management, community collaboration, integrity-fairness and ethical action, and political, social, economic, legal and cultural influences. Enrollment in the MA in Educational Leadership program is limited to accepted and matriculated students.

Student may select from three areas of study within the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree program:

  • Building Leadership, a 36-credit program that prepares graduates to earn supervisor and principal endorsements.
  • District Leadership, a 42-credit program that prepares graduates to earn supervisor, principal and school administrator endorsements.
  • School Business Administration, a 36-credit program that prepares graduates to earn school business administrator endorsement.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Thomas Edison State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Minimum of three years teaching or educational services experience
  • Current teaching, educational services or administrative certificate
  • Currently be working in a K-12 setting