MA in Educational Leadership & Administration

Become a leader in education

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Under Two Years
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A Reimagined Educational Leadership Program

Prepare for leadership positions in education by earning your Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Webster University. Through this hybrid program, you can complete your degree in less than two years and graduate ready to advance your career. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:

Adapt to changes in education

Why choose the MA in Educational Leadership?

If you are a classroom teacher who wants to explore careers in leadership that will make a difference for teaching and learning, this program is right for you. Graduate prepared to positively respond in a leadership role to evolving classroom, school and district dynamics.

Gain 21st-century leadership expertise

Our transformative, innovative curriculum helps you lead based on the latest developments in education. Forget the pen-and-paper exams and multiple-choice tests. Gain real experience: study DEI, trauma-informed teaching, social justice and multicultural policies while learning the best ways to collaborate and build stakeholder relationships.

Classes that develop leaders

You must complete 32 credit hours to graduate with your MA in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Courses you'll take
  • Capstone in Field Experience Seminar
  • Collaboration & Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Educating for Equity and Cultural Competence
  • Ethics for Leaders
  • Field Experience I in Educational Leadership
  • Foundations of Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Practical Statistics & Data-Driven Decision-Making for Educators
  • Relational Leader, School and Community
  • School Finance & Facilities
  • School Law
  • Talent Management for Recruitment, Development and Retention of Teachers and Personnel
  • Vision, Innovation and Technology

Earn your degree on your schedule

Through our hybrid approach, you will complete some of your coursework online, and connect with faculty and peers in person on-campus. Classes for this program are available at the following campuses:

Expand your career options and salary potential

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of educational leaders is projected to grow at least 8% from 2020 to 2030. Graduate with your MA in Educational Leadership and Administration prepared for leadership positions in education, including:



Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Postsecondary Teacher


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Special Education Director


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tell Us About Your Goals

Achieve personal and professional success

Support every step of the way

Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MA in Educational Leadership and Administration.

A nationally recognized, quality education

Our proven history of providing graduate programs in education—combined with our innovative approach to teaching—catches attention:

Learn from the best

Our faculty are experts in the field, with professional experience, real-world connections and industry knowledge. They serve as mentors who are willing and eager to support your career goals.

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