Master - Education: Instructional Leadership

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The Master of Education with a specialization in Instructional Leadership program at Northcentral University is focused on helping you grow your knowledge and abilities in education by learning about new techniques and situations that might arise in possible future careers. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Education with a specialization in Instructional Leadership program at Northcentral University is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the kind of organizational and intrapersonal skills necessary to take up leadership roles in the education field. Classes will cover a number of topics ranging from basics like foundations of graduate study to more specialized options like school and community relations. You will also be able to select from a number of different elective classes to focus more on areas in which you have particular interest or talent. You will be required to pass all your classes with at least a B average and complete a capstone education project in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should have a strong sense of leadership as well as organization. You should want to expand your already strong background in education by learning new techniques and information relevant to the field. You are required to have a bachelor's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete 30 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 15 will be from foundational courses, 12 will be from specialization courses, and three will be from a final education capstone project.

Courses for a Master of Education with a specialization in Instructional Leadership

Course CodeCourse Name

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5022 Educational Policies and Practices
ED 5001Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034School Community Relations
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
CT 5003 Principles of Teaching & Learning
ED 5012Leadership in Educational Organizations
ED 5016Instructional Supervision and Leadership
IL 5000Instructional Leader as Creator of Learning Culture
IL 5001Instructional Leader as Advocate and Decision Maker
IL 5002Instructional Leader as Community Conduit
Capstone Course
ED 6003 PK-12 Specialization Action Research Capstone

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may be able to seek out an education-based career path of your choosing. You could work in a classroom with teachers and students or you may focus on designing instructional materials.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Coach
  • Principal