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Educational Leadership Studies

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Why Study Educational Leadership Studies

This program prepares educators to be transformational leaders in the field of education. We provide a state licensure degree that will allow graduates who pass the Praxis to receive an ILL-B administrator's license to work as an assistant principal, principal, district leader, or in other capacities. Courses are sequenced and can be completed in one year or spread over two years.

Whether you want to improve your skills as a teacher-leader or you desire a principalship or district-level position, this degree is practical and relevant. Our licensure program is fully accredited and completely online. Courses are 7.5 weeks long and sequenced to build on the knowledge, skills,
and dispositions of transformational leadership.

Faculty members are primarily former leaders in high-achieving schools who understand the practice of leadership first-hand.

Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.

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The GRE or MAT is required for admissions as this is an accreditation/licensure program within the College of Education.


Sample Course Plan

Educational Leadership Studies, MAED


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU has not made a determination whether APSU’s programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US state or territory.  APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.