Online Master of Science in
Education in Educational Leadership

Transform Communities through Education

The online Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership, with an optional path to principal licensure, prepares you to pursue a career in school administration and leadership in any educational setting.

Lead effectively at every level.

Serve at levels from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in public, private and parochial school environments.

Earn your degree while you work.

Choose from full- and part-time pacing options, and attend all of your classes online in the evening.

Pursue principal licensure.

Prepare to become an administrator in Ohio with our optional principal licensure track (teaching license required).

When our students reach their full potential, our communities get stronger. That starts with leaders who know how to work with others — from legal teams to budget specialists — in pursuit of positive change. The School of Education and Health Services (SEHS) will show you how to build bridges between schools and communities, make strategic decisions and ensure that every student has the resources they need to grow.

ONLINE MSE CURRICULUM

From Our Classroom to Yours

Our curriculum addresses the full spectrum of ideas, relationships and issues that define today’s educational climate. We take a balanced instructional approach that integrates scholarship and practice, which means you can apply what you learn immediately.

Leadership Strategy

Learn how to lead on a variety of topics, from supervision and professional development to instructional leadership and curriculum instruction.

Administrative Functions

Focus on school law and finance, and develop the skills to critically evaluate and apply research conducted on education-related issues.

Community Relations

Explore ways to promote diversity within schools and facilitate strong relationships between schools and surrounding communities.

To give you firsthand experience with administrative responsibilities, you will also complete one 150-hour internship in an educational setting. (Those pursuing principal licensure will complete two 150-hour internships.) If you already work in education, you may be able to complete your internship at your current place of employment.

Learn more about curriculum.

87% of online SEHS students say they are applying what they have learned in the program to their day-to-day work.1

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Three Paths to Leadership

Online Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership

This program is suited to those who wish to hone their educational leadership skills and who plan to become principals or administrators in Ohio, or pursue another position that requires licensure. It can be completed in a little more than two years. A valid teaching license is required.

30 credits

One 150-hour internship

24 months

Online Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure

This program is suited to those who wish to hone their educational leadership skills and who plan to become principals or administrators in Ohio, or pursue another position that requires licensure. It can be completed in a little more than two years. A valid teaching license is required.

39 credits

One 150-hour internship

30 months

Principal Licensure Program

This program is designed for aspiring principals or administrators who hold a master’s degree and a valid teaching license. The coursework has been verified by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as an approved preparation program for principal licensure. It can be completed in approximately one year.

18 credits

One 150-hour internship

12 months

BRING COMMUNITIES AND CLASSROOMS TOGETHER

Ready for the next step?

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ONLINE MSE ADMISSIONS

Application Deadlines and Qualifications

No GRE Required

We seek scholar-practitioners who are passionate about strengthening communities through education. If that sounds like you, we invite you to start your application.

Your schedule.

We offer three annual start dates (September, January and April), evening classes, and full- and part-time pacing options.

Your investment.

Scholarships are available, and we encourage all students to explore a variety of financial aid options.

Your leadership level.

Whether you’re new to the education field or not, you’ll find a program that fits your schedule and background.

REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM

ProgramTeaching LicenseMaster’s Degree
MSE
No
No
MSE with Principle Licensure
Yes
No
Principle Licensure Program
Yes
Yes

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WHY ONLINE

Online Learning with Every Advantage

Guided by Experts
You have questions, we have answers. When you request information, we will pair you with an admission counselor who will guide you through the application process and make sure you feel confident every step of the way.

Part of the Conversation
No one knows the importance of classroom dynamic better than educators. Our live, online classes foster the kind of organic learning opportunities that turn professors into lifelong mentors and classmates into trusted advocates.

Made to Go with You
You can access the digital campus — a centralized platform for your syllabi, coursework, asynchronous lectures, live sessions and more — on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. We also offer one-on-one, 24-7 technical support.

Focused on Your Success
When you become a student, you will work with a dedicated student success advisor who will help you plan your course schedule, balance your responsibilities and position you for success throughout the program.

Connected to Leaders
After graduation, you’ll become part of a network of School of Education and Health Services (SEHS) and online MSE program alumni who are dedicating their lives to improving education, serving communities and empowering students.

THE MSE CAREERS OUTLOOK

Where Education Leaders Are Needed

Many students pursue a master’s in education leadership as the first step to prepare for leadership positions in elementary and secondary school environments. These professionals typically:

  • Hire and manage teachers and staff.
  • Prepare financial plans and budgets.
  • Adhere to regulations and policies.
  • Set learning and curriculum standards.
  • Advise on policy changes and research.
  • Help improve outcomes and efficiency.

Depending on the school district and role, additional licensure may be necessary. An MSE can also prepare you for professional opportunities beyond traditional school systems, like education research, consulting, policy analysis and nonprofits that focus on education issues.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals2

$98,490

median annual pay (2020)

283,200

number of jobs (2019)

Instructional Coordinator3

$66,970

median annual pay (2020)

192,900

number of jobs (2019)

Postsecondary Education Administrator4

$97,500

median annual pay (2020)

190,500

number of jobs (2019)

Training and Development Managers5

$115,640

median annual pay (2020)

42,300

number of jobs (2019)

READY TO MAKE YOUR MARK?

Earn your MSE in Educational Leadership.

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1 This data is based on exit surveys of 44 students in the Online Graduate Programs from the School of Education and Health Services from July 2019 to July 2020.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 9, 2021). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved May 11, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 9, 2021). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved May 11, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 9, 2021). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved May 11, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

5 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 9, 2021). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved May 11, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference