Master of Science & Specialist in Educational Leadership
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Educational Leadership Program provides academic training and professional experience to prepare you for leadership and administrative positions in K-12 schools or in higher education. Specifically, this degree will equip you for positions as an elementary or secondary school principal, community education director, special education director, athletic director, school business manager, technology or curriculum coordinator, school superintendent or a higher education administrator. MSUM also offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, providing a smooth transition to extend your learning further.
MSUM’s Educational Leadership program provides early to mid-career professionals an exceptional, online, asynchronous graduate-level educational experience. Tailored for working adults, you will be able to take classes while working full time, progress at your own pace, and work toward both your master’s and specialist degrees.
An Educational Leadership degree at MSU Moorhead is significantly more affordable than Minnesota private colleges, private for-profits or University of Minnesota campuses.
You’ll find professors to be personable, responsive and invested in your success. Faculty are highly credentialed, possess higher education administrative experience, and collaborate to advance your learning and progression though the program.
Through interactive forums, assignments and social exchanges, you will develop enhanced critical thinking skills while learning to facilitate the development, implementation and stewardship of a school or district by collaborating with community members, responding to diverse community interests, and mobilizing community resources.
The program welcomes mid-career and seasoned professionals, making it an interesting and knowledgeable mix of viewpoints and experiences representing a variety of areas within many kinds of educational organizations.
Stay in your home country and study online with Minnesota State University Moorhead's online MS & Specialist in Educational Leadership.
Careers & Outcomes
MSUM’s Master of Science & Specialist in Educational Leadership will prepare you to be an effective, visionary leader in educational institutions who can respond to the needs of communities while optimizing organizational performance.
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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.
This program has changed my perspective. Everything I’m doing – from my instruction in the classroom to how I collaborate with my colleagues – I’m now able to see from the lens of an administrator.
– Todd Bergeson, 7th grade math teacher at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (Minnesota) Middle School