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Distance Learning & Online Educational Leadership Degree Programs

Typically a master or doctorate level program, the educational leadership track allows already working professional teachers to increase their ability to be effective leaders, administrators, department heads or lead teachers in all areas and levels of schools and educational settings. The course is designed to be applicable for teachers in elementary, middle and high school levels as well as those teaching in colleges or as entry level teachers in universities. Often those educators with doctoral level programs in educational leadership work as principals, superintendents, deans, department heads, or consultants or governing officials for school districts or departments of education on state or federal levels.

Graduates of the educational leadership will work on enhancing and developing their ability to effectively communicate and lead others. This can include specific courses on conflict resolution, dialogue and discussion, facilitating meetings, consulting and advising, mentoring and setting policy and procedures. Classes will focus on a research based approach including historical issues, current regulations, policies and educational guidelines, and best practice leadership methods and skills. Students will also learn the most effective hiring and interview techniques and the methods that are most often used for hiring and maintaining quality staff members for an effective educational experience for students.

While theoretical in natural students will still have ample opportunity to apply the theory to real world assignments and projects within the schools that they work. They will also use the latest in technology for research, gathering data, analysis of data and formulation of effective leadership strategies and presentations. Some graduates of the program may choose to focus on a particular set of subjects and develop leadership skills relevant to those curriculum areas to prepare as lead teachers or department heads, depending on the type of school they are working at.

Masters Programs

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Master of Education - Leadership of Educational Organization from American InterContinental University

The Master of Education degree program, with a concentration in Leadership of Educational Organization, provides students with the needed skills for careers as education administrators, superintendents, administrative professionals, vice-principals,… Additional Information »

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Master of Education in Education Administration - Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University Online

The Master of Education in Educational Administration, with a concentration in organizational leadership, increases student's knowledge of the processes involved with evaluating and hiring educators and managing different departments and classes from… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University

The Master of Science in Education with a specialization in leadership for higher education is designed to assist teachers in learning the skills and theory they will need to assume leadership positions within advanced level programs such as community… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University

The Master of Science in Education with a focus on leadership in educational administration is a forty-eight credit hour program that allows current teachers and administrators that wish to work on advancing and enhancing their leadership skills within… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University

The Master of Science in Education in postsecondary and adult education will prepare graduates for a career in teaching adults in educational centers, community colleges, vocational colleges and universities. The advance of the MS in Education will… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Professional Studies in Education from Capella University

There are many different courses within the education field that will prepare students to work in a variety of educational settings including military schools, private academies and higher education schools and adult learning centers. The Master of… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University

The Master of Science in Education with a specialization in leadership for higher education is designed to assist teachers in learning the skills and theory they will need to assume leadership positions within advanced level programs such as community… Additional Information »

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Master of Arts in Collaborative Educational Leadership from Fielding Graduate University

Fielding's MA-CEL program can help turn working teachers into educational leaders focused on improving educational systems and opportunities for adults. Students meet one weekend a month for the duration of the program to improve their skills and connect… Additional Information »

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Master of Science in Education Leadership from New England College

Through this program, teachers and administrators are challenged to apply the theories and strategies they learn in class to real-world situations in their current jobs. Topics covered include psychological factors in the classroom, evaluating policy… Additional Information »

PhD Programs

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Doctorate of Education from Walden University

The doctor of education program from Walden University provides teachers with the education necessary to perfect their teaching skills and then use these acquisitions to improve student learning in schools, classrooms, and at district levels. Designed… Additional Information »

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