The programs leading to a Master of Arts in Education Leadership are designed for professional educators who are seeking the skills and knowledge to become effective educational leaders. Each program prepares professionals with a passion for working directly with students from diverse backgrounds, fostering student success and development.

What You Will Learn

You will learn the theory and practice of leadership as well as legal, professional, and ethical issues in your chosen area of study. You will engage in-field experience in one or more leadership areas of interest through a supervised internship.

  • K-12 Administration [M.A.]

    K-12 Administration [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, K-12 Administration has four major content areas that make up the curriculum: leadership, research, professionalism and management competency/proficiency. Further development in the areas of human relations, diversity, and technology, are emphasized. This is a state-approved program for the building level principal license in the State of Michigan. It also has reciprocity across the United States.

  • Educational Leadership – Higher Education/Student Affairs [M.A.]

    Educational Leadership – Higher Education/Student Affairs [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Higher Education/Student Affairs (HESA) offers a practice-based experience designed to prepare the new generation of practitioners in higher education and student affairs. Our program is ideal for those seeking entry-level positions in the field, and those aspiring to become mid-level administrators in offices such as orientation, Greek life, residence life, TRIO programs, diversity offices, academic advising, student activities, alumni relations, and international affairs. HESA offers a flexible course schedule including full and part-time enrollment and several delivery formats (evenings, weekends, week-long, hybrid, online, and distance learning).

  • Educational Leadership – Administrative Leadership in Higher Education [M.A.]

    Educational Leadership – Administrative Leadership in Higher Education [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Administrative Leadership in Higher Education offers a rich and flexible curriculum formatted online/distance learning format as well as full and part-time enrollment for those currently holding full-time positions in higher education. Full-time faculty and practitioners with significant administrative experience teach all courses. Through our classes, students are prepared to address current challenges in colleges and universities, engaging with theory-to-practice learning drawing upon their current administrative roles.

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