Learn to lead a school and prepare to make a powerful impact as a school administrator.
School leadership positions are among today’s most meaningful careers. A master's
degree in Educational Leadership from UND equips you to lead change and empower the
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Why earn a master's degree in educational leadership?
Designed for licensed teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience,
the master's in Educational Leadership prepares you for administrative positions in
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.
Accredited Master's in Educational Leadership
The M.Ed. 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 theCouncil for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Our program aligns with the National Education Leadership Program standards (NELP).
Master's in Educational Leadership
Enhance your professional skills at 60+ free workshops offered through the UND School of Graduate Studies. Our goal is to provide you with
the workforce skills and job search strategies to succeed.
Engage in an administrative internship in a K-12 school in your community.
Learn from recognized leaders in the field of educational leadership.
What can you do with a master's in educational leadership?
Average annual salary for elementary school principals in North Dakota
An Educational Leadership degree gives you the strategic skills needed to lead as
a school principal or administrator, including:
Educational Leadership Master's Program Results
UND Educational Leadership master's program graduates have gone on to a variety of
successful careers with schools and universities, such as:
Bismarck Public Schools
Fargo Public Schools
Minot State University
University of Mary
Master's in Educational Leadership Courses
EDL 513. Leading Curriculum and Learning. 3 Credits.
This course provides school leaders the ability to understand major curriculum design models, interpret school district curricula, initiate needs analyses, plan and implement with staff a framework for instruction, align curriculum with anticipated outcomes, monitor social and technological developments as they affect curriculum, and adjust content as needs and conditions change. Corequisite: EDL 535 or EDL 536 or EDL 537.
EDL 514. Supervision and Staff Development. 3 Credits.
This course provides school leaders with preparation in skills for instructional improvement, working with faculty and staff to identify professional needs. Classes are designed for in-depth study and practice planning, organizing, and facilitating programs that improve faculty and staff effectiveness and are consistent with institutional goals and needs; supervising individuals and groups; providing feedback on performance; arranging for remedial assistance; engaging faculty and others to plan and participate in recruitment and development activities; and initiating self-development.
EDL 529. Special Education Law. 3 Credits.
A course designed to give participants a working knowledge of the legislative, judicial, and administrative changes which have revamped the areas of teaching and administering special education since 1974. It will provide information useful to administrators, practitioners, attorneys, parents, and advocates on topics including: student records, discipline, related services, due process, least restrictive environment, and appropriate education.
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EDL 536. Administration of Middle School Curriculum. 1-3 Credits.
Designed primarily for graduate students seeking positions as curriculum coordinators or administrative positions. A study of leadership skills for developing the administrator's understanding of knowledge construction, adult learning, planning and implementing a framework for curriculum design and instruction, and the professional responsibility for assessing and implementation of the middle school level curriculum. The course examines the current issues, trends, subject areas, student achievement, and challenges for the future of middle school level curriculum. The student will research the current best practices for application of administrative skills in relationship to supervision of a comprehensive 6-8 grade level curriculum and its impact on learners. Corequisite: EDL 513.
EFR 500. Introduction to the Foundations of Education. 3 Credits.
A problem-centered class dialogue on those philosophical, social, political and historical concepts of educational thought that have shaped the development of the learning experience. F,S,SS.
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