Educational Leadership, M.A. | North Park University | Chicago, United States
24 months
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
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The Educational Leadership program of North Park University is designed for licensed teachers who wish to become principals or teacher leaders in Illinois schools.


Key facts

In the Educational Leadership program of North Park University you’ll gain a solid foundation in educational leadership skills and graduate prepared to be a leader in education. Coursework and hands-on learning experiences will give you the training you need to serve as an effective leader in Illinois schools.

Convenient for Full-Time Teachers

The MAEL is designed to work with your teaching career. Classes are held on Saturdays at our main campus in Chicago, which is easily accessible by car or public transportation. You can complete this master’s degree program in 22 months, while you continue working full-time as a teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Assessment in Schools
  • Leading Professional Learning Communities
  • The Principalship
  • School and Community Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript evaluation performed by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. This evaluation should be a course-by-course report.
  • A certificate of finance and affidavit of support
  • Copies of your passport and, if available, your visa and current I-20
  • Immunization record
  • An official TOEFL score in compliance with North Park University’s English Proficiency Requirement.International students are eligible to receive North Park scholarships.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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