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Educational Leadership, M.S.Ed.

The IU Online Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership prepares you to take on leadership roles in your school, district, or other educational organizations. When you complete this online, flexible degree program, you’ll be prepared to be licensed as a building-level administrator, superintendent, or director of exceptional needs.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 36

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $500.36

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $600.43

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

In the IU Online M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership, you’ll build upon your classroom experiences to develop innovative solutions to create stronger organizations in service of students, teachers, and staff. Explore school/community relations, teacher development and evaluation, legal perspectives on education, data-informed decision-making, and public school budgeting and accounting. 

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll also graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree
  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume (international students only) 
  • TOEFL scores (minimum 79) or IELTS scores (minimum 6.5) (international students only)

Your IU Online M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership prepares you for such careers as:

  • Principal 
  • Assistant principal 
  • District administrator 
  • Instructional coordinator 
  • Director or supervisor 
  • Dean of students 
  • College provost 
  • University registrar 
  • Educational consultant 
  • Curriculum developer 

To graduate with the M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership, you must complete 36 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Educational leadership core courses (27 credit hours) 
  • Educational leadership strand course (9 credit hours)

Core Classes for the MSEd in Educational Leadership
Course Number Course Name Credits
EDUC-A 500 Introduction to Educational Leadership 3 Credits
EDUC-A 510 School Community Relations 3 Credits
EDUC-A 515 Instructional Leadership, Supervision, and Development 3 Credits
EDUC-A 608 Legal Perspectives on Education 3 Credits
EDUC-A 624 Educational Leadership: Principalship K-12 3 Credits
EDUC-A 629 Continuous School Improvement and Data-Informed Decision Making 3 Credits
EDUC-A 635 Public School Budgeting and Accounting 3 Credits
EDUC-A 695 Practicum in Educational Leadership 3 Credits

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