Leadership Education Programs
The Leadership Education Department offers a variety of graduate programs.
Whether you want to earn your master’s degree, graduate certificate, or licensure, we have plenty of options for you.
The Education Leadership master’s degree is meant for teachers and other educators who want to improve their leadership skills and professional aspirations.
With this degree, graduates can become a team leader, mentor, dean of students, principal (with licensure), teacher on special assignment, and much more.
The Organizational Leadership master’s degree teaches students how to improve their leadership style, foster organizational change, and meet the challenges of today’s complex organizations.
This degree can help you move up in your current organization or find a new leadership role.
The Sports Management master’s degree is a good option for students who want leadership opportunities in the sports industry.
Some of these opportunities can include collegiate coaching, high school and collegiate athletic directing, sports team operations, and facilities management.
Like the master’s degree under the same title, the Organizational Leadership graduate certificate helps make students strong leaders in their professional fields.
This program will guide students to become more confident, ethical, and analytical professionals.
The Innovative Instructional Leadership graduate certificate helps educators of all levels become more fluent with new instructional practices.
This program explores many of the core instructional issues within the modern classroom including:
- cultural relevance
- trauma informed instruction
- alternative delivery models
- student engagement
Instructional design is essential to developing an engaging learning experience, which is why it’s important for teachers to be up to date on today’s teaching practices.
These courses are offered each summer in an asynchronous format.
The K-12 Principalship program offers two paths:
- The K-12 Principal licensure is for educators who want to go beyond the master’s degree and work toward leadership roles such as curriculum director, principal, department chair, lead teacher, and more
- The K-12 Principalship is an emphasis within the Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in Education Leadership
It requires the same coursework as the licensure but with additional credits.
The Director of Special Education Licensure program provides professionals an opportunity to move into a leadership role in a K-12 school or district and related institutions.
In this program, students will gain:
- Understanding how to manage programming for exceptional students
- Leadership skills necessary to manage a school or an academic program
- Knowledge of special education law and regulations
The Superintendent program offers 3 paths:
- The Superintendent licensure is for those who want extra education in a district-level leadership role, such as a school superintendent
- Superintendency is an emphasis within the Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in Education Leadership
- The Superintendent licensure can also be earned as part of the EdD program for those already holding another administrative license