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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 both inside and outside of the classroom. 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.
Students who graduate from LSU’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership often find themselves in a more advanced educational role or making a stronger impact on their students.
Submitting a GRE exam score is not required for admission.
Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.
LSU Online 2019 graduate Glenda Dorsey talks about her journey as a non-traditional student and the LSU professors who helped her succeed.
LSU School of Education Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Carlos Lee talks about the joy of seeing his students grow during the course of their education.
Total credit hours per program: 39 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $459
Total cost with fees: $17,901
*Applicants with foreign credit hours are strongly encouraged to provide 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 U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership can be found here.
Educator licensure requirements vary from state to state, and requirements are subject to change. Students are urged to consult the links here for information on their state’s current licensure requirements, and for contact information for each state’s licensure authorities. For questions about what is included in the LSU Online Master of Education – Educational Leadership program (e.g., credit hours, course content), please contact Dr. Carlos Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.