Educational Leadership

University of La Verne

24 months
680 USD/credit
680 USD/credit
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Master of Education in Educational Leadership is for individuals who aspire to lead in preK-12 schools and districts. Effective school leaders are in high demand, and the Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to lead in schools today and in the future.


School leaders who are trained at the University of La Verne are prepared to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of diverse populations, communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, understand school funding and the power of resource optimization, and foster a school setting that can compete in the educational marketplace. Coursework can be applied to the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the program is available at several locations throughout California, including La Verne, Bakersfield, Burbank, College of the Canyons, and Irvine.

Program Goals

  • Develop intellectual leaders who are critical consumers of research, rely upon high quality research to drive educational decisions, and lead others to do so.
  • Develop reflective leaders dedicated to working collaboratively to improve the instructional program for greater student achievement.
  • Develop emotionally intelligent leaders who value the importance of building a school site team of administrators, classroom teachers, students, parents, and the community, working together for the benefit of the students.
  • Integrate course work and experiences that are directly linked to the responsibilities of effective school leaders. Assignments strive to be rigorous, relevant, and directly connected to the real work of school leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Administration
  • A, B, C Field Experience
  • Organization Management and SchooVCommunity Collaboration
  • Fiscal Resources Management and Policy Development
  • School Law
  • Education — A World View (Master's degree only) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.
  • Completed application with non-refundable application fee. Fees submitted from outside the United States must be in international money orders written in US dollars (please ensure the applicant’s name is included on the money order).
  • Statement of Purpose: Provide approximately a 200 word essay outlining goals for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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