Department of Leadership & Learning
The Department of Leadership & Learning offers multiple degrees, licensures and opportunities for you to improve as an educational leader. Our faculty are committed to helping you realize your professional aspirations through course work and field experiences that are personalized, meaningful and rigorous. We are student-focused and adhere to the university’s strategic framework.
The Department of Leadership & Learning licensure programs are NCATE accredited to ensure our graduates are competent, caring and qualified educational leaders. In April 2022, all licensure programs will undergo reaccreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). MSUM is also approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, which provides voluntary oversight of postsecondary distance education.
The faculty in the Department of Leadership & Learning hold the highest academic degree available in their fields of study. They are experienced practitioners who bring a wide variety of experience to the classroom. Most importantly, our faculty are mentors to guide our students to graduate learning and professional success.
You can conveniently earn your advanced education degree entirely online. You will broaden your career opportunities, strengthen your professional impact, and continue working full-time.
You’ll have lots of options in the Department of Leadership & Learning. Emphases range from content specialization or community education to technology and TESL. Choose the focus that meets your interests and career goals.
The MS & Specialist in Educational Leadership provides academic training and professional experience to prepare you for leadership and administrative positions in K-12 schools or higher education. MSUM also offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, providing a smooth transition to extend your learning further.
MSUM Department of Leadership & Learning publishes open access journal featuring educational researchMinnesota State University Moorhead’s Department of Leadership & Learning has published The Interactive Journal of Global Leadership and Learning (IJGLL), a […]
Department of Leadership and Learning launches Interactive Journal of Global Leadership and LearningThe Department of Leadership and Learning is pleased to announce the official launch of the Interactive Journal of Global Leadership […]
Distance Learning Research conducted by MSUM’s Department of Leadership and LearningBy Caitlin Wilts, Marketing Intern As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, the Department of Leadership and Learning at MSUM saw how […]
Drs. LaLonde, Sadikovic, Coquyt present at OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual ConferenceDr. Courtney LaLonde, Dr. Belma Sadikovic, and Dr. Mike Coquyt (Department of Leadership and Learning) gave their presentation, Inquiring Minds […]
Ed Leadership faculty survey is published on MREA websiteEducational Leadership faculty Drs. Julie Swaggert, Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Boyd Bradbury, Mike Coquyt and Chris Mills submitted a survey to more […]
“The Educational Leadership master's program has been amazing. I enjoyed how the professors used different learning mediums to engage students outside of a paper's traditional writing. Having the program fully online was why, as a working mother, I was able to begin this journey. I am so glad I did!” - Carly Amsden
Leadership & Learning Journal
MSUM’s Department of Leadership & Learning has published The Interactive Journal of Global Leadership and Learning (IJGLL), a peer-reviewed open-access journal hosted by RED, its institutional repository. The journal’s scope features educational research from the P-12 to the postsecondary level. As an open-access journal, the IJGLL editors and authors agree to provide free access and downloads of all of its contents to the general public.