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Educational Leadership M.Ed.

Gaining a Master of Education in Educational Leadership prepares one to assume an initial leadership role in a post-secondary setting. Prepare to be an effective post-secondary leader with the Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Lead faculty, staff, and students to accomplish academic and student success goals. Create positive interactions among students, faculty, staff, and other educational constituents. Consider a career as Educational Leader with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – it may be just right for you!

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Preparing professional educators for leadership in post-secondary settings

Career Opportunities

  • Department Chair
  • Student Services Coordinator
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • Entry to Doctorate in Higher Education Administration

ISU Catalog, M.Ed. Ed Leadership

Program and Admission Requirements

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to engage in more effective leadership practice.

Admissions requirements and procedures are detailed on

The ISU Graduate School website

The Graduate School graduate catalog

Admission Information:

  • Meet the ISU Graduate School & SPEL program admission requirements
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in upper division undergraduate coursework
  • Have at least one year of professional experience
  • Submit a letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • Submit a current resume, including names of and contact information for at least 2 professional references

This M.ED. requires a minimum of 31 credits:

  • 9 credits in “core” professional studies courses
  • 18 credits in Educational Leadership emphasis courses
  • 3 credits of internship
  • 1 credit of case study

Required Courses

Rick Wagoner

Dr. Rick Wagoner

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Office: College of Education 365

(208) 282-3358