Why earn a master's degree in educational leadership online?

Application Deadline
August 1

Designed for licensed teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience, the online master's in Educational Leadership prepares you for  administrative positions in PK-12 schools.

The program combines theory and practice in a scholar-practitioner model. Our innovative curriculum encompasses coursework in leadership, supervision, principalship, curriculum, and education law.

In completing the online master's degree, you will also have the potential to complete the requirements for the North Dakota principal credential at either the elementary or secondary level.

CAEP Accreditation

The M.Ed. Diploma in Educational Leadership program is approved by the North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board. All educator preparation programs at the University of North Dakota are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Our program aligns with the National Education Leadership Program standards (NELP).

Online Education Leadership Program

  • Choose a major in an area of particular interest.

  • Engage in an administrative internship in a K-12 school.

  • Learn from recognized leaders in the field of educational leadership.

Educational Leadership Careers 


Average annual salary for elementary school principals in North Dakota

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for elementary, middle and high school principals

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

An Educational Leadership degree gives you the strategic skills needed to lead as a school principal or administrator, including:

  • Supervision
  • Curriculum Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Decision-Making

UND Educational Leadership Alumni

Educational Leadership alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • Fargo Public Schools
  • Minot State University
  • University of Mary

Educational Leadership M.Ed. Courses

Leaders that Do

Students at UND take chances, seek challenges and aspire to be leaders that make a real impact.