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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 Requirements

Applicants must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the ISU Graduate School. The applicant must also meet the following minimum SPEL admission requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; usually that degree is in an education-related field
  • One year of professional experience
  • A letter of interest, stating the applicant's interest in the program
  • Current resume, including the names of and contact information for at least 2 professional references
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper-division credits taken at the undergraduate level

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 30 credits.

Required Courses

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Brooke Bolinger

Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education

Office: College of Education 232

(208) 282-4244