M.Ed. Online

Educational Leadership and Management (Online)

12 months
385 USD/credit 12705 USD/year
385 USD/credit 12705 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (Online) program  at Fitchburg State University prepares educators for a broad range of administrative and leadership roles, both inside and outside the classroom, by enhancing essential skills and competencies in this non-licensure program.


The non-licensure Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (Online) program at Fitchburg State University expands your skillset as an educator and administrator while delivering curriculum in an accelerated online format to meet your needs as a working professional. No teaching license is required to enter the program.

This 100% online M.Ed. program combines accessibility and convenience with a stellar Fitchburg State University reputation that dates back more than a century. The curriculum is designed to expand your leadership competencies, with courses delivered in an accelerated and flexible format ideal for working educators.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop a supervision and feedback approach for faculty that grows and strengthens best practices, including best practices for online learning
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity to ensure instructional units of faculty are anchored to key principles of Understanding by Design and Universal Design for Learning
  • Exhibit capacity to lead in the design of data and progress monitoring meetings
  • Apply understanding of diverse learning needs in the leadership of schools and their faculties
  • Design school environments that apply current research in effective pedagogy and relevant elements of educational law
  • Exhibit effective leadership to respond to achievement gaps caused by institutional racism and societal inequities


Upon completion of this program, you will have the educational skillset you need to lead in supporting roles such as:

  • Department Chair
  • Curriculum Leader
  • Academic Coach
  • Headmaster
  • Childcare Manager

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • No interaction at all, Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with 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
  • Professional resume
Essay (no more than one page in length) on one of the following topics:
  • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person's life
  • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
  • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12705 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 385 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12705 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 385 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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