Master's in Educational Leadership in Minnesota
Students can earn a master's degree in educational leadership at one of several schools throughout Minnesota. Learn more about these programs, including credit requirements as well as available concentrations.
Bethel University has a Master of Arts in Education: K-12 program with a concentration in educational leadership that takes around two years to complete. Students will complete a total of 33 credit hours and take courses in teacher leadership, educational research, responsive teaching, and organizational leadership.
Concordia University - Saint Paul
The Master of Arts in Education with a focus in educational leadership at Concordia University prepares graduates for leadership and administrative positions in education. The program consists of 30 credit hours, can be completed on-campus or online, and includes courses in educational research, curriculum and instruction, and educational policy.
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead has a 32-credit hour Master of Science in Educational Leadership program that covers topics, such as educational law, cultural dimensions of education, and organizational structure and behavior in education; students must also complete a portfolio and practicum. Concentrations are available in K-12 administration, technology, teacher leadership, and student affairs and higher education.
Minnesota State University - Mankato
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program at Minnesota State University - Mankato consists of 34 credit hours and prepares educational leaders through a learner-centered and project-based education. Coursework covers topics such as responsive leadership, educational race theory, and ethics.
Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud State University offers a Master of Science in Educational Administration and Leadership program that consists of 31 to 36 credit hours and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program that consists of 36 credit hours. The higher education administration program can be completed online while the educational administration and leadership program can be completed on-campus or in a hybrid format.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a 33-credit-hour Master of Arts in Educational Leadership that is offered entirely online and explores educational ethics, research, change, and team building. Students might encounter coursework that covers ethics, supervision, educational research, and multicultural leadership.
Southwest Minnesota State University
At Southwest Minnesota State University, students can earn a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in teaching, learning, and leadership through an off-campus community program, on campus, or a hybrid format (34 credit hours). Students could take courses that cover educational research, democracy and leadership, planning and assessment, and trends in education.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Students at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities can earn a Master of Education in Leadership in Education by completing 30 credit hours that could include courses in professional development in leadership, teaching and learning leadership, and context of educational leadership. Within the 30 credit hours, students must also choose between completing a research course and an evaluation course.
University of St Thomas
The University of St Thomas has a 31-credit hour Master of Arts in Education Leadership and Administration program, which might cover topics such as organizational theory, leadership foundations, and decision making. The University also offers a 42-credit hour Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, which could cover topics such as higher education legal issues, student affairs leadership, and administrative leadership.
Winona State University
The Master of Education Leadership program at Winona State University consists of 33 credit hours and offers an optional K-12 licensure track. Students in this program must complete a capstone experience and a comprehensive exam.
|School Name||Programs Offered||Average Graduate Tuition |
|Bethel University||MA in Education: K-12 |
Concentration in Educational Leadership
|Concordia University - Saint Paul||MA in Education |
Concentration in Educational Leadership
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||MS in Educational Leadership |
Student Affairs and Higher Education
|Minnesota State University - Mankato||MS in Educational Leadership||$7,404|
|Saint Cloud State University||MS in Educational Administration and Leadership |
MS in Higher Education Administration
|$7,975 in-state |
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota||MA in Educational Leadership||$9,000|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||MS in Education |
Concentration in Teaching, Learning Leadership
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||MEd: Leadership in Education||$17,064 in-state |
|University of St Thomas||MA in Education Leadership and Administration|
MA in Leadership in Student Affairs
|Winona State University||Master of Education Leadership||$7,260 in-state |
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Several schools in Minnesota have educational leadership programs at the master's degree level. Educational leadership programs are available online, on-campus, and in hybrid formats.