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Educational Leadership

Santa Clara University

21 months
1150 USD/credit 19714 USD/year
1150 USD/credit 19714 USD/year
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Our distinctive Educational Leadership program at Santa Clara University, a premier private Jesuit university, is designed to prepare top-notch leaders with the capacity to transform their organizations to promote social justice and educational equity.


Educational Leadership at Santa Clara University offer a high quality and innovative administrative services credential and a Masters of Arts in Education Leadership in small class settings taught by renowned faculty that specialize in bridging theory, research and practice to teach the whole person. In addition, our program offers a Clear Administrative services credential. Our program is tailored for working professionals with evening and weekend classes. Our outstanding graduates hold leadership positions as K-12 principals, assistant principals, education program directors, teacher leaders, and intervention specialists.

Learning outcomes

A Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership is for individuals working in TK-12 higher education, or other education or youth-oriented organizations, public or private schools, higher education, or other professional settings. These individuals have the desire to lead their organization or develop strong leadership qualities. Adding an Administrative Service Credential with the MA degree is an option for those qualified candidates who are interested.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included;

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Governance and Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your statement of purpose must be a clear and legible draft focusing on the specific guidelines of the program and the chosen emphasis you are applying for at the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. 
  • Your statement must include evidence of your commitment to Social Justice, Multiculturalism and Diversity. Please limit your statement to two pages – typed and double-spaced. You must not receive any assistance writing or editing the personal statement; it must be your own original work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    19714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 21 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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