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M.A. in Educational Leadership — 100% Online

An affordable program focused on leadership, ethics, and change management.

Why Choose an Online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Degree with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

  • Program can be completed in under 2 years
  • Program focuses on becoming an agent of change and what it takes to be a transformational leader
  • The evolving curriculum provides current and relevant courses for management and training skills, as well as research

The online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is a flexible, affordable master’s program that develops your leadership ability and teaches you how to help others reach their full potential, whether it’s in a classroom or corporate environment. The online program can be completed in as few as 22 months, and consists of 33 credit hours.


Core Courses
EL600 – Orientation and Writing Assessment (0 credits)
EL602– Facilitation Through Communication (3 credits)
EL603 – Foundations of Educational Leadership (3 credits)
EL613 – Fundamentals of Management (3 credits)
EL622 – Supervision (3 credits)
EL623 – Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
EL630 – Educational Research (3 credits)
EL633 – Ethics and Law (3 credits)
EL634 – Action Research Project (3 credits)
EL652 – Adult Learning (3 credits)
EL662 – Promoting Change (3 credits)
EL670 – Multicultural Leadership and Team Building (3 credits)

Learn How To

  • Apply management and supervisory practice to leadership roles.
  • Effectively use personal coaching and communication to spark change.
  • Examine policy through an ethical lens.
  • Craft educational strategies for teams and learners of all ages.
  • Improve education through data analysis and research.
  • Focus on innovation, creativity, and diversity to strengthen learning outcomes.
U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review and Forbes rank
Saint Mary’s University as a top institution.


1Courses listed may not reflect all current degree requirements as published in Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Course Catalog. Contact an enrollment counselor today for more information about this program.


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