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Master of Education
Leadership Concentration

The Master of Education degree with a concentration in leadership provides education professionals the platform to increase educational effectiveness, develop their leadership skills, and maximize classroom management, all from the convenience of the online environment. A graduate-level education degree from Waldorf will help educators to improve their command of the classroom, increase credibility within the profession, and prepare them for career advancement. This degree is perfect for current educators interested in pursuing careers such as a testing coordinator, lead teacher, corporate trainer or general educational leader.

Curriculum Description

Pairing a diverse mix of educational and organizational leadership, the Master of Education degree with a concentration in leadership builds the foundation for career advancement. Blending an informative class mix from ethical leadership to student-centered differentiated instruction, this graduate degree program will prepare educators for a successful career in educational leadership.

Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
EDU 5000 Adults as Learners 3
EDU 5100 Personal Leadership Skills and Team Building 3
EDU 5101 Culture of Continuous Improvement in Education 3
EDU 5102 Student-Centered Differentiated Instruction 3
EDU 5200 Building Professional & Community Relations 3
EDU 6000 Assessment, Learning and Action Research 3
EDU 6100 Classroom Management for Effective Learning 3
EDU 6900 Ethical Leadership 3
Total Major Requirement Hours: 24
Leadership Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
ORG 5000 Personal Leadership Development 3
ORG 5100 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
ORG 6600 Culture of Learning Organizations 3
ORG 6700 Diversity and Inclusion in the Organizational Culture 3
Total Concentration Hours: 12
Grand Total: 36

Master's Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 36-credit hour curriculum
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of B or higher in all required courses and professional electives.

A bachelor’s degree in education and current occupation as a teacher is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. A state-issued educator certification is not included in this degree program and prospective students are recommended to contact the certifying states regarding the specific requirements in the respective state. Please contact our admissions department if you have any questions concerning the program.

Note this program is designed for licensed teaching professionals. If you are not licensed, you can learn learn more about our licensing partner, TeacherReady®.

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