The University of New England is pleased to announce a new 30-credit online Master of Science in Education – Instructional Leadership degree that prepares teachers with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career as an assistant principal or director and is a approved program for preparation for building administrator approval 040 in the state of Maine. It can be completed in less than two years and is 100% online with no campus visits required. Click here to find out more.
The MSEd in Educational Leadership program is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and provides an in-depth grounding in educational leadership theory, principles and practices such as school finance, education law special education, school-community relations, etc.
Who Should Pursue an MSEd in Educational Leadership?
This instructional leadership program is ideal for certified teachers with a bachelor’s degree who want to make an impact in their school and transition into a more formal leadership role of department head, vice-principal, or principal.
Although teacher leaders may not yet be ready to step out of the classroom, they will have the skills to lead when the time comes in their careers to take on a position of greater responsibility.
What if a certified teacher already has a master’s degree?
UNE Online also offers building administrator certification at the post-master’s level through our 30-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Educational Leadership which also leads to Building Administrator 040 endorsement. in the state of Maine.
How long would it take to complete this degree and when can I start?
The MSEd in Educational Leadership is a Master of Science degree that can be completed in less than two years. Applicants for this degree must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or its equivalent.
Students may also transfer up to three graduate-level courses, 3 credits, taken at a regionally accredited institution within five years of application and completed with a grade of “B” or better. The courses transferred in must be equivalent to one of the compulsory courses of the program.
Regionally accredited by NECHE
The MSEd in Educational Leadership program, along with the entire University of New England, is regionally accredited by NECHE. Regional accreditation is the benchmark among higher education institutions. A school with regional accreditation has proven to the accrediting body that it provides high quality education.
Approved by the State of Maine
The Maine State Department of Education has approved the UNE MSEd in Educational Leadership program, which ensures that the program meets the requirements of the Maine State Principal and Deputy Principal.
Award-winning education programs
UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top 60 ranking among all online Master of Education programs in the country for 2022. This makes UNE the highest ranked institution in Maine.
For more information and to register
UNE Online is currently registering for its Summer Session A which is scheduled to start on April 27and2022. For more information, please contact [email protected] Where Click here to find out more.
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