Effective leadership is needed in PK-12 education. If you’re passionate about leading school change and educational advocacy, Wilkes University's Master of Science in Education with a major in Educational Leadership with PK-12 Principal Certification prepares you to take on leadership roles within your district and advance to the next level in your career.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Master's Degree||On Campus or Online||27-36|
Why Study Educational Leadership at Wilkes?
Our online master’s degree in educational leadership is designed for working educators who desire advancement in the PK-12 environment. All of our courses prepare you for success in an administrative role and empower you to effect meaningful change in your district. In a recent program review, 100% of our students passed the School Leaders Licensure Assessment on the first attempt.
Wilkes’ online master’s degree in educational leadership is approved by the PA Department of Education and is designed to meet PA Department of Education competencies for PK-12 principals.
Curriculum Admission Requirements
What Will You Learn as an Educational Leadership Student?
- All students begin the program by completing ED 517: The Principal as Educational Leader. This prerequisite course develops a strong foundation for your continued studies in what it means to be an effective leader within your district.
- You’ll explore how administrative leadership plays a role in curriculum and instruction, special education, and evaluation of educational programs. You’ll also learn about essential laws and regulations for principals.
- You’ll learn school management and communication best practices, as well as staff development and supervision techniques that can improve outcomes.
- You’ll discover how technology leadership, intercultural communication, and educational research play a role in advancing the field forward.