Master of Science in Educational Leadership

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership prepares and inspires Christian servant leaders to pursue integrity and excellence in the delivery of educational services.


Department of Graduate Education

Lead with intention and spirit

You will understand the fundamental principles of educational leadership and explore the legal, ethical and spiritual issues that arise in a school environment. You will learn about policies and regulations so you can navigate the educational structure and system. This includes liability, negligence, student rights and disciplinary policies. You will study budgeting and resource management so you can optimize services within your framework. You will gain expertise in decision-making and organizational development so you can spearhead improvement initiatives within your school. Whether you are interested in a path of elementary, middle or high school, we offer more than just an advanced degree dedicated to your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.

Credits 32
Cost Per Credit $596
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
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Program Overview

Concordia University Ann Arbor’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MSEL) is designed for educators seeking advanced professional training for positions in P-12 schools. Our mission is to prepare professional educators who are servant leaders, reflective practitioners, and committed life-long learners. You will study managing personnel so you can inspire your team to consistently improve within their craft. You will learn how to give constructive feedback, create accountability and evaluate teachers. Our approach will empower you to develop your staff into an organized and energized team.

You will learn exciting new methods and explore pedagogy to put the most powerful and appropriate curriculum mix together. Through this program, you will be able to create opportunities for excellence and improve, reform and rebuild. This program will equip you to integrate with your community, gain important connections and make lasting relationships. It will help you to forge partnerships with parents and families to both understand and empathize with your students.

What to Expect

There is an internship required for this program. The MSEL Internship is one of the most important learning experiences you’ll have as you become a proficient educational leader. You will learn from superintendents, principals and other administrators who are successful leaders in their field. The course is completed in a school under the supervision of a building administrator and CUAA Internship Coordinator and is designed to provide practical experiences related to Michigan's Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Through this intensive, hands-on experience, you will gain skills you’ll need to create and sustain a positive learning environment. You have the option to complete a thesis or graduate seminar project.

Licensure / Certifications
Upon completion of coursework and internship requirements, teachers with a Michigan teaching certificate may be recommended for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate
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  • Online

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