M.Ed. On Campus Online

Educational Leadership (Initial Licensure)

12 months
488 USD/credit 16104 USD/year
488 USD/credit 16104 USD/year
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The MEd in Educational Leadership (Initial Licensure) at Bridgewater State University is a professional degree program designed to prepare you as an educational leader. 


Throughout the Educational Leadership (Initial Licensure) program at Bridgewater State University, you will be introduced to leadership theories and practices, focusing on the importance of team building, decision making, problem-solving and strategic planning. The program prepares you to support student learning and the continuous improvement of systems that make learning possible.

Emphasis is placed on the relationships between curriculum and instructional development, supervision of instruction, professional development and organizational development. This program is available on the main campus, as well as at select off-campus locations and via online. 

 The MEd in Educational Leadership program offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive teaching and administrative experience, as well as ongoing  participation in educational research, scholarly publication and professional organizations
  • Accommodating schedules, including Friday evening and Saturday courses during the academic year, and four-week intensive courses during the summer
  • Prepractica and practica opportunities, enabling close collaboration with students from other programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Benefits of a state institution that has been training teachers for more than 175 years
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Aspects of School Administration
  • Managing Human & Financial Resources
  • Technology for School Administrators
  • Research Applications
  • Educational Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
  • Curriculum Improvement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: rolling admission


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) 
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two from professors
  • Personal statement
  • Completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Educational Leadership program coordinator

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 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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