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M.S. in Educational Leadership
  • Certification options: 2
  • Months to completion: 15
  • Fisher family:1

M.S. in Educational Leadership

Fisher’s educational leadership program provides the tools that help you become a highly capable, compassionate, and ethically responsible school leader.

Choose between two master of education degree options: school building leader or school building and school district leader. Each option is built on a modular model that encompasses:

  • Development of effective leadership
  • Planning and implementing school improvement strategies
  • Effective public communication
  • Continuous school improvement

Program Overview

The program places you in the principal's or district-level administrator's seat while simulating the responsibilities of deciding what to do when time, ethics, and limited resources are factors.

The curriculum combines theory, authentic case studies, class discussions, candidates’ experience, and field-based internships to address current and emerging issues impacting the quality of education.

Upon completion of the program, you will be required to achieve satisfactory scores on school building leadership or school building leader and school district leader assessments, administered by the state, to achieve certification and graduate from Fisher.