Become an Educational Leader

This hybrid program is designed to develop leadership skills in areas of critical importance in Colorado schools.
Classroom Online Accelerated

M.Ed. Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure)

Degree Overview

Regis University is proud to offer an innovative Master's in Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure). This is a unique competency based program developed using national and state standards for school leadership. Through this program you will be engaged in relevant and rigorous learning experiences in the following areas of leadership: 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 will apply theoretical knowledge to real life applications. 

Designed and taught by practicing professionals, the Educational Leadership program will be delivered in a cohort blended format.  You will be able to eligible for your principal license within 12 months and can earn your masters taking nine additional credit hours. Licensure is subject to the rules of the Colorado Department of Education’s experience requirements. Three year’s experience in a licensed position is mandatory in Colorado to be licenses as a principal. 

To earn a principal's license in Colorado, applicants must have three years in a licensed capacity at a school district.

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.

Principal License Requirements: 24 Credit Hours
Master's Degree: 9 Additional Credit Hours

Program Requirements

This is a blended format program/5 week classes

Domain One (9 credit hours)
EDLS 690 School Strategy and Sustainability
EDLS 692 Community & Communications Leadership
EDLS 696 Ethical& Reflective Leadership
Domain Two (9 credit hours)
EDLS 660 Fiscal Leadership
EDLS 661 Human Resources Leadership
EDLS 694 Educational Policy and Organization
Domain Three (6 credit hours)
EDLS 662 Instructional Leadership
EDLS 697 Data Literacy and Assessment
Master's Emphasis Areas
Organizational Politics and Performance (3 courses)
This specialization explores the political context of leadership, change, and organizational effectiveness.
EDLS 693 Principals, Power and Politics
MBOP 604 Coaching for Change
MBOP 606 Effective Decision Making in Performance
School Executive Leadership (3 courses)
This specialization allows learner to customize their emphasis by completing three of the course listed below.
EDLS 681 Personnel Selection and Supervision
EDLS 685 Peer Mentoring and Support
EDLS 688 School Finance
EDLS 689 School Law
MSM 602 The Leadership Management Challenge
MSM 621 Leading Change and Innovation
Teacher Leadership (3 courses)
Compeleters of the Regis College Teacher Leadership Certificate may use the following three courses as their emphasis area.
MAE 6401 Leading Professional Learning
MAE 640J Leading Collaborative Cultures
MAE 640K Leadership for Inclusion and Equity

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

How to Apply

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MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript from previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts.
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Oath and consent information
  • Current resume
  • One online recommendation form from a principal, colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting (observation form not required)
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Criminal background check: Applicants must have a $45 background check in order to complete their online application. View and print the instructions and disqualifying offenses to get started.
  • Three years of teaching experience required prior to starting the program
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014
Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 December 8, 2014
Summer 2015 May 4, 2015 April 6, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $17,175 36 $475 $75
Online $17,175 36 $475 $75

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $17,175 36 $475 $75
Online $17,175 36 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.