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Educational Administration, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 days
The Master of Education in Educational Administration degree program at Grand Canyon University prepares principal candidates to pursue a position in school administration. 


Prepare for a Career in Educational Administration or Leadership

School principals fulfill an impactful role in the education of tomorrow’s generation of leaders and innovators. According to a 2010 survey of 40,000 teachers, conducted by Scholastic Inc. and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 68 percent of teachers surveyed stated that supportive school leadership was even more important than a higher salary.

An effective principal must be equal parts visionary, manager, communicator, instructional leader, community builder, disciplinarian and mediator. School administrators are required to work well with not only the teachers, but also the support staff, students, parents and key community stakeholders. The principal’s job is by nature multidisciplinary.

The Master of Education in Educational Administration degree program at Grand Canyon University can prepare you to pursue a meaningful career in a leadership position, in which you will be positioned to positively influence educational culture and achievements. Some of the specific topics you will study may include:

  • Educational Administration: Foundations for the Developing Leader
  • Education Law
  • Education Finance
  • Shaping School Culture
  • Strengthening Curricular Programs to Promote Continuous School Improvement
  • Developing Professional Capacity
  • Improving Teacher Performance and Self-Efficacy
  • Developing and Empowering Instructional Leaders
  • Strategic Leadership and Management in the Principalship

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education law
  • School cultures
  • School finance
  • Curriculum development
  • Teacher empowerment and development
  • Management styles and strategic leadership
  • Ethical standards for education leaders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Grand Canyon University (GCU) welcomes applicants 16 years old and older for admission consideration. We seek future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives, ready to capture academic opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Although GCU seeks to integrate Christian faith and practice into all aspects of campus life, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students, with the exception of majors in the College of Theology. Theology majors are required to affirm GCU's Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 42 days.
  • National

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 42 days.
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