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Leadership in Educational Administration
Master of Science in Education

You have the potential to advance in your role as a leader in the classroom and beyond. The MS in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella can equip you with vital leadership knowledge and skills for today’s dynamic school environments.

You’ll focus on developing and implementing a school vision aligned with district priorities. Build skills for continuous school improvement while also protecting the interests of school and community stakeholders. Develop expertise to translate theory into effective leadership practice, and apply advanced problem-solving skills to create positive change in P–12 settings.

Preparation as a school principal 

The Arizona Department of Education has approved this specialization for principal preparation. 

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced faculty who are actively engaged in their professions. 

Dedicated support 

Your program features rigorous online coursework, plus added support through the license application process outside the courseroom.

Classes start June 6

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 4 Courses
  • 3 Specialization courses
  • 3 Concentration courses
  • 1 Internship
  • 46 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in Leadership in Educational Administration.

Job titles to explore

  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Athletic director
  • Education coordinator
  • Director of admission
  • Assessment coordinator
  • Dean of students
  • Program director
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • School district office
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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