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:
Develop innovative programs supporting teaching and learning, including diversity, equity and inclusion—resulting in a professional culture for student achievement.
Use positive and appropriate communication, engagement, partnerships and advocacy that foster positive relationships and the success and well-being of students.
Put skills to work in settings that translate to the real world: build budgets, create leadership plans, manage and execute based on data.
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
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:
Webster Groves, Missouri
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: