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Educational Leadership

Drake University

12 months
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
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For educators planning to take the next step in their careers, the Master of Science in Educational Leadership program at the Drake University is an excellent choice


The Educational Leadership program at the Drake University prepares teachers for a variety of leadership positions, including principals, associate/assistant principals, athletic directors, deans of students, curriculum coordinators or Area Education Agency consultants. 

Drake's reputation for quality extends across the state of Iowa, where nearly 70 percent of school districts have at least one administrator who holds a Drake degree.

Clinical Experience and Your Role

  • A rich clinical experience begins as soon as a student enters one of Drake’s education leadership programs, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded in the coursework. 
  • Each student works with experts/critical friends during field-based learning experiences, and have the added benefit of the support of a mentor throughout the duration of their two-year study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Personal and Professional Assessment Seminar
  • Leadership and the Profession
  • Organizational and System Behavior
  • Instruction and Learning
  • School and Community in a Diverse Society
  • Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.  


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Des Moines

973 - 1510 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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