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.
Boyd Bradbury Appointed to MREA Board of DirectorsDr. Boyd Bradbury, Department of Leadership and Learning, has been appointed to the Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) Board of […]
Peterson publishes in Innovation AbstractsDr. Aaron Peterson (Dept. of Leadership and Learning) recently was published in Innovation Abstracts. This source, through the University of Texas at […]
Dr. Peterson presents for NISOD Webinar SeriesDr. Aaron Peterson (Department of Leadership and Learning) presented with colleague Dr. Jason Kaufman (Minnesota State University, Mankato) for the […]
Sillerud, Winkler publish paper in The Interactive Journal of Global Leadership and LearningDr. Brandi Sillerud, Associate Professor/MHA Program Coordinator and Heather Winkler, MHA, Doctoral Educational leadership student recently published a paper in […]
Dr. Bradbury publishes peer-reviewed bookThe peer-reviewed book, The Nexus of Teaching and Demographics: Context and Connections from Colonial Times to Today, by Boyd L. […]
“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.