Why should I pursue an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (principal licensure)?
Providing a safe and productive learning environment to prepare the minds of tomorrow is one of the most important
jobs in America. Are you able to rise to the challenge of acting as an advocate, a resource and an inspiration for
students and teachers alike? Then you may have what it takes to be a principal.
Our Master’s in Educational Leadership – Principal Licensure program, prepares you to lead schools
through the shifting landscape of modern education with confidence and ease. You’ll balance fundamentals and
theory with industry-relevant applications and projects that will help you solve real-world problems.
Based on recent surveys, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics expects a six percent growth for elementary, middle and high school principals by 2024. With
discounts for licensed education professionals, we make it easy and affordable to take the next step.
Is a Master's degree in Educational Leadership for me?
Being a principal combines the administrative, ethical and fiscal challenges of running an organization with the
guidance, foresight and educational requirements of being a teacher. If you’re simply considering advancing
your career in education, chances are you’re ready for the challenge.
What types of people are attracted to our Educational Leadership program? You’re likely to share common traits
- A knack for solving problems
- Deep curiosity
- Community involvement
- High motivation
- Balancing budgets
- The ability to learn quickly
- A thirst and passion for knowledge
- Creative thinking
- A desire to lead
What will I learn in Regis’ Master of Education in Educational Leadership – Principal
Our Educational Leadership program is a unique, competency-based program developed using national and state-standards
for school governance.
The program engages adults in relevant and rigorous learning experiences in the areas of strategic leadership,
ethical and reflective leadership, community leadership, fiscal leadership, policy leadership, instructional
leadership and data-literacy leadership. Using a case study driven format, you’ll apply theoretical knowledge
to real life applications.
After completing the program you’ll be able to:
- Make insightful fiscal decisions
- Tap into leadership skills that motivate and inspire
- Promote change and innovation within established systems
- Successfully engage with local community and government
- Lead ethically
- Coach, manage and motivate teachers and students
- Create sound strategies for sustainable learning systems
- Effectively manage finances and set goal-oriented budgets
Is this program accredited?
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education
institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central
What class formats are available?
Designed and taught by practicing professionals, the Educational Leadership program is delivered in a cohort-blended
With our accelerated, blended program, you’ll be eligible to earn your principal license within 12 months. With
our dual-degree program, you can earn your master's by taking nine additional credit hours.
When do graduate education classes start?
Courses are offered in blended five-week terms that begin in:
- May (cohort size dependent)
Meet our Educational Leadership faculty
Ed.D. Associate Professor, Chair, Master of Arts in Education & M.Ed Educational Leadership
Jerry Goings, Assistant Professor, M.Ed Educational Leadership