Get ready to lead
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. You’ll study advanced topics, such as instructional leadership, human resources and curriculum planning, and hone the skills you have already developed as an undergraduate. Plus, you have the opportunity to take a specialization in training and development, where you'll learn instructional design and strategy and organizational analysis skills.
The master’s in education program is a one-year online program—perfect for busy professionals who aspire to leadership positions in education.
What you’ll learn in the master’s in educational leadership program
- Ethical issues and implications
- Theory of educational leadership
- Laws and rules governing educational institutions
Get your degree online
Working full time? Have family obligations? Earn your master's degree completely online and get the flexibility you need.
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
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.
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. This master's program also provides students with a training and development specialization.
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.
Graduates must complete a total of 37 credits.
Training and development specialization
Students who elect to take the training and development track, must complete 15 credits in the following courses:
EDL 660 Adult Learning and Collaboration
Learn the importance of applied collaborative learning and development in profit, nonprofit and government organizations. Understanding and applying adult learning strategies contributes value and impact for the organization or institutions’ success.EDL 661 Instructional Design
Explore various design strategies to effectively communicate learning objectives within instructional settings. In addition to learning a variety of instructional design approaches, students will learn how to evaluate design strategy and examine which approach is best for their audience.
EDL 662 Needs Assessment and Organizational Analysis
Gain meaningful and practical learning experiences that will prepare students with the tools for performing crucial upfront analysis essential to assess an organization’s needs in order to ensure success in improving performance and output. Students will participate in real life performance-based activities relevant to his or her field
EDL 663 Presentation and Design Content
Prepare to be an aspiring leader to effectively develop and design learning content that meets the needs of a diverse learning audience. Leaders will learn how to prepare for virtual training by rolling out a well-designed, well-delivered and well-executed course
EDL 664 Strategic Perspectives in Training and Development
Staff training and development becomes an effective and integral part of an organization when it becomes continuous, personalized and directly tied to business goals. This course in strategic perspectives explores the ever-expanding array of training methods from using handheld on-demand technical knowledge to complex face-to-face team building and leadership.
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.