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Master of Education in Educational Leadership Online

Complete Coursework: as little as 15 months Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $451 per credit hour*

This program expands on your classroom teaching experience to develop the skills needed to build and nurture continuous school improvement through high-achieving learning communities that respect all school community members. Taught by the distinguished and nationally recognized faculty of the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership courses teach you advanced management and leadership skills. This CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly NCATE and TEAC) approved program is aligned with ISLLC and ELCC standards and prepares students for Educational Leader Certification.

Graduates of the online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership have a 100% pass rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.

You will also gain hands-on experience through part-time internships and authentic activities in vital aspects of the administrative role.

The program consists of 13 courses. Each course is 7 weeks long.

*The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.

Online Courses


For the specialist or nonthesis master’s degree student. Instructing teachers and administrators to become intelligent consumers of research.
This course is designed to expand knowledge of functional units in student affairs through in-depth analysis. Through analysis, students are able to develop a broader sense of potential career paths and understanding of practice. Additionally, the course will provide an overview of the relevant issues in higher education and student affairs. By course completion, students will possess an expanded knowledge base to be better professionals by understanding additional functional areas. This course must be taken twice to fulfill the 6 hour requirement. Pass-fail grading. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. For advanced graduate students qualified for internship in educational administration.
Study of ethical theory, judgement and practice in educational contexts.
Role of the school administrator in personnel planning, staff development and employee relationships.
School effectiveness research; teacher effectiveness research; school improvement; action research; based on the knowledge of these literatures, students will be required to develop a research proposal whose objective is to improve school and/or faculty performance.
Students refine and administer an action research project at a selected school site. Students will assess the success of their interventions through multiple measures and write a research report that reflects their experiences throughout the semester. In class discussions focusing on methodological difficulties that students encounter and how to overcome them. Prerequisite: ELRC 7422.
Introduction to the knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility.
Knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility. Prerequisite: credit or registration in ELRC 7432.
Builds upon students’ knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of while school responsibility. Prerequisite: ELRC 7433.
Extends the knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility. Prerequisite: credit or registration in ELRC 7434.
Theories, principles, and practices concerning the role of the supervisor in today’s multicultural school settings.
Directed individual study under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit. Open to advanced graduate students.
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