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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.

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 October 7

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • CAEP-accredited
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 1 internship (2 noncredit courses)
  • 46 Total quarter credits (12 Max transfer)

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education Leadership in Educational Administration degree?

Your education can help you pursue 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 MS Ed in Leadership in Educational Administration.

Job titles to explore*

  • Dean of students
  • Director of education
  • Elementary assistant principal
  • Elementary principal
  • High school assistant principal
  • High school principal
  • Middle school assistant principal
  • Middle school principal

Employment settings to explore*

  • Child care services 
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Community colleges
  • Educational support services
  • Elementary and secondary schools

*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. Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a program.