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Advanced Educational Leadership


Learn the skills to assume leadership roles in education.


Master of Arts (M.A.)






30 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in Advanced Educational Leadership

You’ll be equipped with the skills to assume leadership roles in educational settings from schools to school districts and beyond. Plan your program for preparation in teaching, administration, student personnel or developmental studies. Choose from the following certifications:

  • Director of Pupil Personnel
  • Principal
  • Supervisor of Instruction

What You Can Do with an Advanced Educational Leadership Degree

You’ll not only be prepared to be a leader in education settings, but you’ll also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to move into administration, curriculum development, training and more.

Admission to

Advanced Educational Leadership

You must be admitted for graduate study at MSU.  

Additional Requirements

  • General admission to graduate study (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study").
  • Resume or vita (3-page maximum) documenting professional/leadership or education technology, instructional design, and training experience.
  • A written statement providing documentation of the candidate's skills and understanding in the following areas:
    • ability to improve student achievement;
    • leadership; and
    • advanced knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • A Rank II. A Rank III is allowed for individuals to seek the master's degree and school principal certification only (all other admission requirements must be met).
  • A valid teaching certificate with the completion of at least three (3) years of full-time, documented teaching experience in a public or nonpublic school that meets the state performance standards as established in KRS 156.160 or which has been accredited by a regional or national accrediting association.
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all previous graduate work completed.

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Department of Foundational & Graduate Studies in Education

503 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2261
FAX: 606-783-5032