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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.

    See the Educational Leadership degree requirements

  • Benefits of an MSUM Educational Leadership Degree
    Flexible, online experience
    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.
    Excellent value
    An Educational Leadership degree at MSU Moorhead is significantly more affordable than Minnesota private colleges, private for-profits or University of Minnesota campuses.
    Accessible faculty
    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.
    Theoretical study, pragmatic application
    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.
    Strong sense of community
    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.
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    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.

  • Affordable + Value =
    A Smart Investment
    MSU Moorhead is an excellent value. Compare MSUM’s tuition to other private and for-profit colleges and even public universities, and you’ll see we are competitively priced. Our graduates prove the value of our programs.
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