Online Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

With an MA in Educational Leadership option

Schools today need 21st-century leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and have the ability to work with a diverse array of constituents. They need administrative leaders who can promote the success of their students and ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

As a working professional, you need flexibility to meet your higher education goals. Our online educational leadership program features an accelerated format: complete the coursework for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in just 9 months

Program Highlights

With this program, you'll be prepared for the role of assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, or superintendent, as well as positions in fields including teacher leadership.

  • Designed for working professionals with a weekend format (Friday evening and Saturday during the day).
  • Four weekends per term.
  • Expert faculty of full-time professors and highly regarded practicing educational leaders.

Earn a Master of Arts Degree

Contact Us

Lauren Prieto
Graduate Admission Counselor

Jason Peplinski, Ed.D.
Program Director

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Core Courses

  • EDLD 504 Educational Leadership: School Law and Public Policy
  • EDLD 550 Focusing on Student Achievement
  • EDLD 568 Educational Leadership: Organizational Leadership and Public Education
  • EDLD 570 Educational Leadership: Curriculum Leadership and Program Evaluation
  • EDLD 572 Educational Leadership: Managing Resources
  • EDLD 580 Educational Leadership: Organizational Transformation: Leading for Learning
  • EDLD 591 Fieldwork

Optional Masters Courses

With these additonal courses you can earn an MA in Educational Leadership degree:

  • EDLD 502 Current Social, Cultural and Political Issues in Education
  • EDLD 510 Action Research for Practitioners - Advanced Studies
  • EDLD 598 Action Research Project