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Designed for accomplished and caring teachers ready to take their skills to the next level, LSU’s online Master of Education in Educational Leadership helps prepare educators to become more effective leaders and administrators. This comprehensive program allows educators to attain more challenging and in-demand education jobs and to build learning communities that are welcoming, challenging, and rewarding for children and teachers alike.
The program can be completed in as little as 15 months and works in conjunction with teachers’ and educators’ personal and professional schedules. LSU’s coursework covers all areas of the educational spectrum, with classes in topics such as ethics and educational leadership, administration of school personnel, and applying research in education.
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Finish in less than two years or take courses over a longer period of time. Whatever way you need to pursue the program, LSU makes it possible.
Not only do teachers make up a large percentage of the program, but students also study under leading educational and leadership professionals.
Submitting a GRE exam score is not required for admission.
The ME in Educational Leadership is ranked by U.S. News as one of the Best Online Programs for master’s in education.
LSU Online 2019 graduate Glenda Dorsey talks about her journey as a non-traditional student and the LSU professors who helped her succeed.
Assistant Professor Carlos Lee talks about the great things students can accomplish professionally while earning their Master of Education in Educational Leadership.
You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 39 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $459
Total cost with fees: $17,901
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.
*Applicants with foreign credit hours are strongly encouraged to provide a course-by-course evaluation of these credentials
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This degree provides teachers with the leadership and administrative skills necessary to make the leap from teacher to a more senior or managerial role within the educational system. Principal, administrator, and superintendent are competitive positions that often require candidates to posses both a master’s degree and a strong sense of leadership. A Master of Education in Educational Leadership can help professionals meet those qualifications.
The degree isn’t just about advancing one’s educational career. LSU’s program also emphasizes the need to effectively teach students and create strong educational communities where students can thrive. Educational leadership students will also learn about advanced topics such as educational ethics and school improvement so graduates are able to make positive, groundbreaking changes in their schools.
LSU’s program provides educators with enhanced leadership skills while building on the strong foundation of teaching abilities they already possess. The program can be completed in 15 months on an aggressive track, but students also have the option of completing it at their own pace. Classes are 100 percent online, allowing students to continue to manage both their personal and educational commitments. Additionally, the program provides invaluable career and networking opportunities with current teachers in the cohort, with LSU’s leading faculty, and with the school’s expansive alumni network.
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs.
Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.
The Master of Education – Educational Leadership, (MEd), meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Educational Leadership in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved school leader preparation program with a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate, or a comparable out-of-state certificate, will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate.
Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may be required to meet additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries.
If you intend to pursue a leadership credential in a location outside the state of Louisiana, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority for specific requirements, and to help you determine if completing this program meets certification eligibility criteria for your intended location. Potential students are urged to consult the links here for information regarding the contact information for each state’s licensure authorities and current licensure requirements.
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