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Master of Education in Educational Leadership online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $9,950

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Mississippi College's Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to give working professionals a master's degree from a respected university with a strong commitment to academic excellence. Our 100% online degree helps you understand the basis of utilizing research for decision making and prepares you to be effective and efficient in your role as an education leader.

Using a faith-based curriculum and a transcultural approach, this program's processes include problem based learning, cohort groups and portfolio development. We prepare experienced teachers, school administrators and district personnel with the skills and knowledge to lead and the foundation of faith to apply Christian character in leadership situations.

With multiple start dates, affordable tuition and convenient, 100% online coursework, you can be prepared with the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to lead effectively in positions such as an Education Administrator, Superintendent or Site Coordinator.

Graduates of this 100% online M.Ed in Ed Leadership program are also eligible for a K-12 administrator endorsement and an upgrade to an AA license upon submission of passing scores from the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Effectively integrate technology in all outcomes
  • Understand the value of assessing students, teachers and school effectiveness using a variety of methods
  • Appreciate, promote and model the value of diversity while facilitating the achievements of all learners
  • Become effective school leaders by being knowledgeable in their field and by applying state and national standards
  • Demonstrate integrity, trust, respect and character in their lives and in the learning community

Mississippi College has been NCATE accredited for over 50 years, the longest accreditation in the state.

Mississippi College School of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


The coursework for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 39 credit hours.

To see the full list of M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online courses, view courses.


The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online admission requirements, view admissions.


Mississippi College prides itself on offering a quality private school education at public university prices. The pay-by-the-course tuition cost for Master of Education in Educational Leadership online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online tuition, view tuition.


The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online, view calendar.



To complete the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program, students must complete the required courses listed below (39 credit hours). Embedded within this program are 300 hours of focused internship and 360 hours of clinical experience.

Please note EDU 6526 will be repeated twice.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This overview surveys the elements that make up the Educational Leadership Program at Mississippi College. It will describe the program elements including: (1) program anchors, (2) program content and standards, (3) course structure and sequence, and (4) program processes including Problem Based Learning, cohort groups and portfolio development. The manner in which field experiences are integrated and focused are introduced and the basis for utilizing research for decision making are also introduced in this component.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This dimension investigates the significance of interpersonal connections in schools. The critical value of human relationships and the satisfaction of personal and professional goals will be emphasized. Skill/performance development in the areas of time management, personal/professional development and written/oral/non-verbal expression will also be an integral part of the course. The contextual domain will be incorporated into this course by the investigation of philosophical and cultural values and how these integrate with personal development and interpersonal sensitivity.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This dimension is designed to emphasize current research and theory as they relate to curriculum, instruction, assessment and special programs in elementary, middle and high school. Particular emphasis will be placed on the administrator’s role as an “Instructional Leader.” Law-related issues that impact teaching and learning will also be explored. Students will participate in experiences that relate to course content through the Applied Dimension in a variety of school settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes 90 hours of clinical experience. This dimension focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attributes that are necessary to identify organizational contexts, develop with others a vision and purpose for the organization, and exercise leadership processes to achieve common goals for the organization. Students will engage in a study of transformational leadership, the purpose of which is to create within the organization the internal capacity to achieve significant improvement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This dimension is designed to assist students interested in educational leadership to develop knowledge and skills in structured planning, information processing and data-based decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is repeated for an additional 6 hours for a total of 300 internship hours and 180 clinical hours. This dimension is the culmination of the student's training and requires him/her to synthesize knowledge and skills in the workplace. Interns will engage in a minimum of 300 clock hours on-site in a variety of meaningful and relevant capstone workplace experiences in diverse settings both at elementary and secondary schools, as well as some outside the educational arena. The primary purpose of the focused internship is to expand the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to become an effective and efficient educational leader. In addition to the workplace tasks, interns will participate in reflective seminars to share ideas and reflect on their on-site experiences. Interns will also have opportunities to broaden their horizons through professional development activities during this dimension.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. This course is designed to give students the basic understanding of the origin, structure, process, interpretation and application of constitutional, statutory and common law as it relates to education. Concentrated focus will be on local school policy formation and implementation, First Amendment rights with emphasis on contract administration and tory liability, use of school property for religious and other non-school related purposes and student personnel rights with emphasis on procedural due process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This dimension prepares the prospective transformational school leader to identify community opinion leaders within the school district and in the community and assist them in articulating the district’s and school’s vision, mission, and priorities to the community and the media. An emphasis is placed on the importance of effective communication with various cultural, ethnic, racial, and special interest groups in the community to build support for the school’s program. Problem-Based Learning and internship activities are integral aspects of the curriculum.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

This course includes 90 hours of clinical experience. This dimension introduces students to the elements and concepts of administering fiscal, physical and human resources, as well as providing opportunities to apply them in a practical way. The course is designed to provide those who aspire to be educational leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to best resources of a school district in ways which contribute most to instructional effectiveness and efficiency and comply with all local, state and federal mandates and state and regional accreditation standards.



The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program. Find out the requirements for the M. Ed. in Educational Leadership online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online Requirements

  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities to MC Grad Admissions office
  • Must hold a standard, renewable teaching license in Elementary, Secondary or K-12 subject area; a copy must be on file with MC Grad Admissions office
  • Verification of Teaching Experience, form can be sent to
  • Documentation of appropriate, professional test scores
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA through program

Transcripts should be sent to:

Mississippi College
Graduate Admissions Office
MC Box 4067
Clinton, MS 39058

Photocopies of your educator's license, resume, and portfolio can be mailed to the above address, faxed to: (601)925-7368, or emailed to

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • Student with 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from exam
  • If student does not meet the required GPA, he/she can complete online or in written format and will have one additional attempt to complete if he/she does not pass the first time

License - A photocopy of your Standard Class Educator's License issued by a state department of education or a state educator licensing agency. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205.

Exam Scores - Documentation of acceptable scores are required. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.



The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education in Educational Leadership online:

Program Per Credit Per Three Credit Tuition
M. Ed. in Educational Leadership Online $255.13 $765.38 $9,950.07

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at
  2. Enter the code of: 002415 to choose MC as one of your options.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 601.925.3212.



At Mississippi College, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. You can also find the deadline dates for your application, documents, registration and tuition payment for each of our online programs.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Course End Date
3/5/18 2/23/18 2/26/18 3/1/18 3/2/18 4/20/18
5/7/18 4/27/18 4/30/18 5/1/18 5/4/18 6/24/17
6/25/18 6/15/18 6/18/18 6/19/18 6/22/18 8/12/18
8/20/2018 8/10/2018 8/13/2018 8/14/2018 8/17/2018 10/7/2018
10/15/2018 10/5/2018 10/8/2018 10/9/2018 10/12/2018 12/9/2018
1/14/2019 1/4/2019 1/7/2019 1/8/2019 1/11/2019 3/3/2019
3/18/2019 3/1/2019 3/4/2019 3/5/2019 3/8/2019 5/5/2019
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