Educational Leadership, M.A. | Part time online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
24 months
925 USD/credit 13875 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
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Education is always changing, perhaps never as quickly as today. Prepare for an instructional leadership role and take the next step in your career through our Masters in Educational Leadership degree program from Central Michigan University. Acquire your Michigan administrator Certification and get the skills to help transform schools, and improve educational outcomes for students.


You'll use performance-based learning to develop your instructional leadership skills in this engaging program. When you graduate, you'll be equipped with data-informed best practices and an academic understanding of what it takes to build transformational school culture.

This Educational Leadership program is fully online and taught in the evenings, so you can continue your career while you prepare for your next opportunity. 

This program from Central Michigan University  prepares certification candidates for the Michigan Administrator Certification at the building level (Elementary and Secondary certification). A certification Fast Track option for educators who currently hold a master's degree is also available. Please contact an advisor for details.

Careers & Outcomes

Prepare for a leadership position in all educational settings: public, private, charter, and virtual schools, educational service providers, authorizers, government programs, community education, preschools, day cares, corporate, and military.


CMU is regionally accredited by the  Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public School Law
  • School and Community Relations
  • School Business Administration
  • The Principalship
  • Educational Leadership Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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30 SCH



On Campus, Online

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
    • Submit a copy of your passport
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
    • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 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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