Educational Leadership: School Administration K-12

Master of Education

Think like a leader

Earn your master’s in education at Lynn University and experience the convenience of an online program that will enhance your earning potential and broaden your professional network. Lynn’s master’s degree in education hones the skills you have already developed as an undergraduate and helps take your career to the next level. You’ll study advanced topics, such as instructional leadership, human resources and curriculum planning—completely online.

The master’s in education program is only available online, which makes it beneficial for students with family and work obligations.

What you’ll learn in the master’s in educational leadership program

  • Laws and rules governing educational institutions
  • Ethical issues and implications
  • Leadership, school finance and budgeting, and technology integration

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials. 

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Beyond the classroom

Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Educational leadership curriculum

This online master’s in education program provides you with advanced leadership skills and extensive knowledge in the field of higher education. Throughout the program, you will complete field-based assignments that combine theory and practice. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and study within local schools and educational institutions.  

Graduates must complete a total of 37 credits in the following categories:

  • 1 orientation seminar credit
  • 30 school administration K–12 credits
  • 6 field based credits

Course preview

EDL 604 Instructional Leadership
Examine contemporary issues in instructional leadership focusing on student achievement, evaluation, change and improvement strategies. Learn how to develop a school culture focused on supporting effective instructional staff, which includes key players such as central office personnel, principals, assistant principals and instructional coaches.

EDL 606 Data Driven Decision-Making
Gain a broad overview of how administration and teachers take ownership in the action research process by using a statistical data analysis package. Learn how to analyze and act on student performance data to improve and drive classroom instruction. Examine the role of instructional leaders and the development of teacher competencies for data and trend analysis. Explore effective strategies as powerful tools for system-wide school improvement and connecting instructional decisions to assessment.

DEL 607 Leading a Learning Organization
Explore how instructional leaders facilitate an inclusive student-centered learning environment by developing system objectives, improvement planning, faculty proficiency needs and appropriate instructional goals.

Master’s in educational leadership careers

As a student of this master’s in education program, you’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals, which can lead to incredible career opportunities, such as:

  • Principal/vice principal
  • District administrator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director or supervisor

You may also choose to continue your education with the Ed.D. in educational leadership program. After graduation from this program, you can then pursue a career in one of the following:

  • School principal/president
  • Professor
  • Dean/director
  • School board chairman/superintendent
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