Education Leadership (K-12) Program

The Education Leadership master’s degree is for teachers and other professional staff in birth-grade 12 schools who want to develop their leadership skills.

Professionals pursuing this degree are the leaders and future leaders of our schools. This graduate program helps educators promote continuous improvement strategies and effective administrative practices to support school-wide initiatives. 

Students in this program may choose from 2 paths. 

One path leads directly toward the K-12 Principal licensure. If you choose this pathway, the electives you take will prepare you for the K-12 Principal licensure. 

The other path allows students who are not interested in becoming a K-12 Principal to focus their elective coursework on their professional interests and aspirations.

Graduates lead their school buildings or programs through work in:

  • student services
  • curriculum and instruction
  • educational technology
  • student assessment
  • team leader
  • mentoring
  • school business management
  • early childhood education
  • alternative education
  • charter leadership
  • community relations
Required Coursework

The Education Leadership (K-12) program consists of 33 credits that combine core Leadership Education courses, Education Leadership courses, and electives. 

See the required courses for the Education Leadership (K-12) master’s degree program.

In addition to your classes, you’ll also need to complete a capstone writing project and a comprehensive examination. 

Contact the Leadership Education Department
Leadership Education

Helble Hall 319


Steven M. Baule (EdD, PhD)
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Broadway Suite 309 (Rochester Campus)


Email Steven Baule
Casey Pronschinske
Office Manager

Helble Hall 352


Email Casey Pronschinske