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Colorado Christian University | M.Ed in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure)

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure) is a program designed for existing educational professionals to looking to progress their knowledge and understanding of leadership. Find out more about what you can learn in this program offered by Colorado Christian University.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure)

School Offering Program:

Christian Colorado University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Educational Leadership M.Ed. program offered by Colorado Christian University is ideal for those who wish to improve the education system through leadership within the field. The degree is tailored specifically for experienced teachers or school personnel who would like to access further professional opportunities in an academic setting. All applicants to Colorado Christian University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Designed for those who already work in the education field, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure) program at CCU is designed to prepare students for leadership roles. The program focuses on how to support the school community and create a vision which can be shared across the setting. This program may teach learners how to create a positive atmosphere and make the most of a unique school environment, along with ensuring that it is a safe and secure place for all. The program also considers how to work with families and members of the wider community in a way which will enhance the school community. Taking this master's could help potential leaders to develop growth plans for school staff.

Learning Format:

Online or on-site

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership:

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program runs for 36 credit hours, covering a range of leadership-focused courses, such as instructional leadership, along with modules on how to use data and research within an academic setting. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Educational Leadership Non-Licensure Required Courses (36 credits)

  • Principles of Effective Educational Leadership
  • Organizational Culture in Academic Settings
  • Applications of Data in Decision Making
  • Action Research Methods
  • Management of Educational Settings
  • Budget and Finance Management
  • Human Resource Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Ethics and School Law
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Managing Educational Change
  • Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those interested in further study may consider earning a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy in a related field. These programs could lead to increased leadership opportunities, as well as to careers in education research, policy making, or postsecondary teaching.

Doctorate options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Education Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Doctor of Education

Career Paths:

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Colorado Christian University is designed to provide leadership knowledge and skills which may be used in charter or private K-12 education systems. Graduates may have the opportunity to move into a variety of roles within the educational field.

Graduates could pursue leadership roles in the following settings:

  • Agencies
  • Private schools
  • International schools
  • Charter schools

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