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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 can help you cultivate leadership skills, deepen your academic expertise and earn the qualifications you need.

Education in America is evolving. The student body grows more diverse each year, and teachers are called to integrate new technologies into their classrooms. At the same time, schools are facing a shortage of principals,1 and teachers are struggling to find ways to use technology to truly transform the way they teach.2 To keep up with these changes, schools need visionary leaders who can provide guidance to better support their students and prepare them for the 21st-century realities of a digital world.

The KU School of Education 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 master's degree 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

Important Dates

Application Deadline

December 13
Spring 2020 Term

Next Start

January 6
Spring 2020 Term

Application Deadline

April 17
Summer 2020 Term


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