Online Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program at KU

If you're ready to step into a leadership role as an administrator, a graduate degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences can help you cultivate leadership skills, deepen your academic expertise and earn the qualifications you need.

Education in America is evolving. Student populations at schools around the country continue to grow more diverse and teachers are being called on to integrate new technologies into their classrooms, a trend accelerated by the reliance on remote and digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.2 Simultaneously, the hiring demand for elementary, middle, and high school principals has grown to 6% nationwide in 2022.3 To keep up with these changes in the field, schools need visionary leaders who can provide better support and guidance for students that prepares them for the 21st-century realities of our digital world.

The KU School of Education and Human Sciences offers an online program through the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies to prepare the next generation of leaders in education.

Educational Administration


Ideal for experienced PK-12 educators who want the skills and knowledge to transition to leadership roles such as principals, department heads, or directors. As a successful leader, you can meet the challenges of administration and improve the education of your students.

Which track in educational administration is right for you?

  1. I am a licensed educator and I want to transition to a leadership position in education. Explore the online master's in educational administration building leadership track.
  2. I want to learn about leadership, but I am not interested in pursuing educational licensure. Explore the online master's in educational administration non-licensure track.
  3. I already hold a master's degree but I would like to pursue licensure as a building-level administrator. Explore the online post-master’s graduate certificate in educational administration.

Admissions Requirements

Review the necessary admissions requirements for a graduate program from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Financial Aid Options

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Explore Our Online Experience

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IMPORTANT DATES

AUG
5
Application Deadline
August 5
Fall 2022 Term
AUG
22
Next Start
August 22
Fall 2022 Term

EVENTS

Sources
  1. Retrieved on February 6, 2022 from usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-kansas-155317
  2. Retrieved on February 1, 2022, from now.tufts.edu/articles/training-teachers-educational-technology-now-and-future
  3. Retrieved on February 1, 2022, from nassp.org/principal-shortage