Lead with intention and spirit as a school administrator

Our online educational leadership program will provide you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of educational leadership through an exploration of the legal, ethical, and spiritual issues arising in today’s school environments. You will learn about policies and regulations so you can navigate the educational structure and system. This includes student rights, liability, negligence, and disciplinary policies. You will gain expertise in decision-making and organizational development so you can spearhead improvement initiatives within your school or district. Whether you are interested in a path of elementary, middle, or high school administration, we offer more than just an advanced administrative degree. At Concordia, we are dedicated to your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.

Credits 32
Cost Per Credit $690

Full- and part-time options available.


Eight week cohorts begin every: July, August, October, January, March, and May.

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Program Overview

Concordia's fully online Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MSEL) is designed for educators seeking advanced professional training for positions in P-12 schools. Graduates may apply for a Michigan School Administrator Certificate. Educators who already have a master's degree in an education-related field are eligible for CUAA's  Post-Master's School Administrator Certificate Program. 

You will study managing personnel, learn how to give constructive feedback, create accountability, and evaluate teachers in order to inspire your staff to consistently improve within their craft. Our approach will empower you to develop an organized and energized team of educators.

You will explore pedagogy while learning exciting new methods in order to put the most powerful and appropriate curriculum mix together. Through our educational leadership program, you will be able to create opportunities for excellence and improve, reform, and rebuild. And you will graduate equipped to integrate with your community and forge partnerships with parents, families, and your staff to both understand and empathize with your students. 

MSEL Overview & Student Testimonial

Get a glimpse of our Master's in Educational Leadership program at Concordia University Ann Arbor featuring a recent graduate student's experience.

What to Expect

Our MSEL degree program is perfect for working educators. Choose from full- or part-time course loads broken into convenient 8-week classes taught by experienced, local faculty committed to preparing professional educators who are servant leaders, reflective practitioners, and committed life-long learners.

NCATE/CAEP Accredited and MDE Approved Educational Leadership Program

Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for the School Administrator Certification in Michigan

Applicants of this program may be eligible for Uncommon Scholarships. To see if you qualify, please visit the Uncommon Scholarships page. The scholarship application must be filled out and submitted online once per academic year and before courses begin.

Licensure / Certifications
Upon completion of coursework and internship requirements, candidates may be recommended for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate
  • Ann Arbor
  • Online

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