This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
This online Master's in Leadership in Education Administration program is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) and is one of several programs that make up Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). With an emphasis in School Leadership, you'll study curriculum that focuses on translating theory into effective leadership practice at the school level. Through your course work, you'll build the leadership, management and problem-solving skills needed to become an ethical and innovative leader who can meet the challenges of an ever-changing P–12 educational system.
With your online Master's in Leadership in Education Administration from Capella, you'll learn to facilitate the development of a shared vision of learning, promote the success of all persons, and lead the development of a culture of learning. Additionally, you'll be able to manage effective learning environments, effectively collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and lead the field of education in an ethical manner.
The School Leadership emphasis is intended for educators who want to build school-level leadership knowledge and skills. The curriculum focuses on the principal's role in articulating, developing, and implementing a school vision that aligns with and supports district priorities. You'll examine the leadership skills needed to evaluate the systems and processes for continuous school improvement; protect the interests of school and community stakeholders; and integrate your personal expertise with current best practices and legal and ethical standards to promote school achievement.
Common jobs with an online Master's in Leadership in Education Administration include school leadership, principal, assistant principal, athletic director, education coordinator, director of admission, assessment coordinator, dean of students, program director, and adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, P–12 private school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, charter school or state education department.