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Education Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The mission of Education Leadership Program is to educate leaders who can transform schools from those we have, to those we need in an information-based, technological society during a period of radical change. This mission is pursued through a coherent program of studies that features issues of practice an emphasis on transformational leadership concepts and problem-based learning experiences.


Students seeking to earn a Master of Education (MEd) in Education Leadership can expect a curriculum structured around psychological perspectives on education, research methods, and social and cultural perspectives on education. In addition to the Master of Education, students may choose to also complete the requirements for a K-12 Principal Certificate or a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. With a wide selection of available courses, students have the opportunity to customize their education by working with university faculty to construct a plan of studies that is closely matched to students’ particular area of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Foundations Of Education
  • Race And Racism In Education And Society
  • M. Ed Internship In Higher Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completed School of Education Admissions Application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States. We strongly recommend using, World Education Services (WES), to complete this service.
  • TOEFL scores (minimum score of 213 computer-based and 550 written) for applicants whose native language is not English .
  • A written career goal statement that states
  • Three current professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Resumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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