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Educational Leadership

Master of Education | Principal Licensure

Lead the next generation of learners. 

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 or school district leader.

Being a principal or district leader combines the administrative, ethical and fiscal challenges of running an organization with the guidance, foresight and educational requirements of being a teacher. At Regis, you’ll engage 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.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
5-, 8- and 16-week courses in a blended format

Credits for Completion
35 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$545 per credit hour

Sample Educational Leadership Classes

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EDLS 690: School Strategy and Sustainability

Analyze forces shaping the education environment and the fundamental strategic choices leaders make that influence school performance.

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EDLS 662: Instructional Leadership

Understand the implications of the common core state standards and research instructional practices and the implications on student achievement.

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EDLS 694: Education Policy and Organization Leadership

Examine educational policy debates, reform efforts at the state and federal level, and issues such as teacher policy, leadership and unions. 

Program Details

Get all the details on our Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Principal Licensure Requirements

The M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is a CDE state-approved principal license preparation program. Licensure is subject to the rules of the Colorado Department of Education’s experience requirements. To earn a principal’s license in Colorado, applicants must have three years in a licensed capacity in a school district.

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Programs for All Career Paths

In addition to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program, students can choose to complete the requirements for a principal license only, or specialize their education with one of two related certificates. 

Principal Licensure Only:
26 credit hours

Academic Certificates:
Linguistically Diverse Learner
12 credit hours each

How to Apply

To apply to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcript(s) from prior colleges
  • Resume

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $545 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for licensed or contracted teachers
Total program credits: 35

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, May and August.

A Culture of Excellence

The Master of Educational Leadership is offered by the Education department within Regis College.