Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

You chose a career in education because you want to make a difference in the lives of students.

The University of North Texas can help you take that commitment to excellence one step further. Our accelerated online Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will inspire you with new ideas and open doors to opportunities. The program emphasizes current theory and research to inform educational leaders as they make decisions regarding positive school culture, effective teaching practices, and student achievement.

  • The 30-hour M.Ed. program requires 10 Educational Leadership courses, all administered in a flexible online format. Take one additional practicum course for Principal as Instructional Leader Certification.
  • If you already hold a master’s degree, you can enroll in the seven-course Principal Certification track. These courses are also offered in a flexible online format.
  • Each program session is only eight weeks long, except for the practicum courses, which are a semester in length.
  • If you take two courses each session, you can earn your Master’s in Educational Leadership and Principal as Instructional Leader Certification in 12 months.
  • Our course design accommodates the busy schedule of working professionals.
  • Our program provides value and teaches the necessary standards set by the State of Texas. It is recognized as #3 in the US by Best Value Schools
  • Our students have a high graduation rate and a high passing rate on assessments for Principal as Instructional Leader Certification.
  • Our program is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as #1 in Texas and #4 in the United States as Best Online Master’s program offering Educational Leadership and Supervision 
  • We provide outstanding, personalized advising. Each student is important!

How it Works

  • The 30-hour Master of Education program requires 10 Educational Leadership courses
  • Five available start dates annually: January, March, June, August and October
  • Earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 12 months


Contact information

For more information about the Educational Leadership Master's program, reach out to Dr. Linda Stromberg or Marilyn Deuble


  • Bill Camp
  • Johnetta Hudson
  • Barbara Pazey