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Educational Leadership and Management (Online), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management online program prepares educators for a broad range of administrative and leadership roles, both inside and outside the classroom, by enhancing necessary skills and competencies.


Benefit from Fitchburg State's renowned reputation for education degrees that dates back more than a century. This 100% online, non-licensure program expands the skill set for educators and administrators while delivering curriculum in an accelerated online format to meet the needs of working professionals. No teaching license is required to enter the program.

Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management online program will be prepared to:
  • Demonstrate competencies in managerial skills related to political arenas, personnel, fiscal affairs, acquisition of material resources, diverse publics, pupil populations and organizational change
  • Apply an expanded knowledge base in the field of leadership and management in order to anticipate and to solve current and future problems inherent in the eduational system
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are required to collaboratively lead and manage an educational enterprise effectively and efficiently to improve teaching and learning

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Leaders Promoting Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  •  Education Law for the Administrator
  •  Strategies for Effective Administrators
  •  Using Data to Improve Student Learning
  • School-Community Partnerships

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Pay $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended*
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 in prior coursework (a letter of recommendation is required for students with a GPA below 2.8)
  • No GRE, MTEL or other teaching license is required to enter the program.
  • Professional resume
  • Essay (no more than one page in length)

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

    12276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12276 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12276 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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