The online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement program from Aurora University has a long history of preparing principals for leadership positions. Strategically designed to take your education career to the next level, this degree is approved by the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) to ensure you graduate with the competitive edge you need to move into a leadership or administrator role.
The program is offered at a competitive tuition rate and can be completed online through AU’s interactive, virtual classroom. Access course materials on your time, discuss ideas with expert educators, and complete your degree in as little as two years.
The online MA in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement program utilizes a curriculum focused on school administration and management essentials. With instruction from expert educators with veteran administration experience, you’ll explore supervision techniques, organizational theory, fiscal management, school law, and more. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through an internship opportunity in which you’ll gain expert skills that you can immediately apply in the workplace.Get Started
The online MA in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement requires 36 semester hours: 9 courses totaling 27 semester hours and 9 semester hours of internship experience.
All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes.
Transfer credits are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
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There’s a growing need for school administrators. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of school administration is growing at a steady pace of 8%. More than 21,000 new positions are expected to be created for principals by 2030.* With the online Master’s in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement from AUO, you’ll prepare to succeed in this in-demand field and lead your institution to success.
*Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved Feb. 24, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htmGraduates of the program are qualified for roles such as:
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