Educational Leadership

University of Cincinnati

M.Ed. Online
24 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Educational Leadership Program offered by the University of Cincinnati is dedicated to serving the diverse, pluralistic leadership needs of schools throughout Ohio and the nation.


The mission of the Educational Leadership program offered by the University of Cincinnati is to prepare administrators for our nations schools; to generate and test knowledge that directs the profession to excellence; and to lead the profession to improved practice. The program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and meets the standards of the University Council for Education Administration.


Educational leadership has many avenues. That’s why the online Master of Education in Educational Leadership program offers five concentrations, each designed to be manageable within the lifestyle of working educators like you. Whether your goal is to move into administration, special population education or to advance your classroom leadership, UC can help.

Special Education Leadership:

  • Promote equal, inclusive and progressive education within special education administrations.

Principal Leadership:

  • Focus on traditional school leadership while exploring social justice issues and administration strategies and theories.
  • Principal Licensure in Ohio: The Educational Leadership Program meets the requirements for principal licensure in the State of Ohio while also satisfying program requirements for a master's degree. 

Early Childhood Leadership:

  • Master the unique strategies and skills needed to steer programs designed for infants and children, driving positive outcomes within an early childhood education administration.

Online Learning and Leadership:

  • Evolve your teaching strategies and skills to advance in tandem with today’s technology to deliver high-quality online learning programs.

Educational Leadership (Non-licensure):

  • Learn educational leadership regardless of your educational or professional background or goals through our non-licensure track.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Law
  • School Finance
  • Leadership for Social Justice
  • Supervision and Organization of ECE Programs 
  • Administration and Leadership in Early Care and Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prerequisite Degree 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Goal Statement
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26644 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26644 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14902 USD per year and a duration of 24 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.

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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Educational Leadership
University of Cincinnati


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