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

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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
  • Higher education
  • Other nonprofit educational settings

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 you need, including:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Instructional Design

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
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.