Online Masters in Educational Leadership | Ashland University

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Are you looking for an online program? We have a variety of programs designed to meet the needs the professional goals of many educators.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Online + Administrative Licensure

Ashland’s Online Masters in Educational Leadership & Administrative Licensure, featuring the most up to date content and instruction from preeminent leaders and practitioners in the field of educational administration, will allow you to be among the best educational leaders of the future. Critical content areas such as school climate, professional ethics and school safety will provide graduates of the Educational Leadership Programs with skills and dispositions that other university programs simply do not offer. Opportunities for online as well as face to face instructional experiences, along with flexible options for program completion better meet the needs of students.

Ashland University Has the Fast Track to Your Online Master's in Educational Leadership

The number of hours required for the online Educational Leadership degree and licensure has decreased, saving you time and money. The internship has decreased from 6 hours to 4 hours, although it will still be completed over a full academic year. Acquiring administrative licensure has decreased from the current requirement of 9 hours to 6 hours. Demonstrate your exact competencies to potential employers. The online Master's in Educational Leadership program courses are comprised of one hour modules. While you will still take two or three hour courses, the individual modules will be listed on your transcript, allowing you to demonstrate to potential employers exactly what competencies you've acquired as part of the M.Ed. program.

What is Educational Leadership?

Educational leadership involves working with teachers and other education professionals on systemic plans to improve educational programming and outcomes. Individuals with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership are qualified for such positions as superintendent, principal, department chair, curriculum developer, dean of instruction, program administrator, education specialist, and director of an academic division.

Here are some core responsibilities of educational leaders:

  • Analyze student data and observe classes

  • Build effective teams

  • Design, implement and assess school policy and procedures

  • Set curriculum standards

All program, capstone and licensure modules are offered each semester in a fast track A/B format (7 weeks), allowing for more flexibility in scheduling the required classes. Modules are offered online, along with a new seminar option that provides a hybrid of online coursework and a limited number of face to face classes. The new program modules are aligned with key state and national professional standards such as ELCC Standards, Ohio Principal Standards, the Ohio Assessment for Educators Educational Leadership Standards and others. This curriculum alignment better prepares you to pass the tests required for administrative licensure.

An M.Ed. in Educational Leadership allows you to move your career to the next level while still staying immersed in the world of schools. The Educational Leadership degree prepares you to take on leadership roles at both the building and district levels. Licensure is available at all levels PreK-12 as a building principal, or at the district level with a license in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. With a degree in Educational Leadership, you are only 6 credit hours away from administrative licensure in Ohio. 

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Online Masters in Educational Leadership | Ashland University

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