Master - Education: PK-12 Principal Leadership

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Are you an educator or an academic administrator seeking an education that could help you prepare to seek leadership positions in public or private schools? Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership program might be just what you need. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Once enrolled in Northcentral University's online Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership program, you will study supervisory methods and leadership strategies applicable to learning environments. In specialization courses, you will learn how to develop and analyze school curricula, manage faculty, improve learning opportunities, comply with state and federal regulations, increase teaching efficiency, and oversee financial responsibilities. Master of Education courses also address school and community relationships, cultural diversity, organizational behavior, collaborative methods, and current trends in education. The practical application of administrative techniques studied in the program is refined in a two-part internship in which you will work in actual school settings. Ultimately, this program is designed to help you prepare for principal certification in the State of Arizona.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an aspiring student of Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership program, you must have already earned a bachelor's degree and a valid teaching license. You must also possess three years of full-time PK-12 teaching experience.

What are the Course Requirements?

Northcentral University requires that you complete a total of 36 credits in order to earn the Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership. Courses are taken sequentially as shown below.

Courses for a Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership

Course NumberCourse Title
EDU 5000-8Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5001-8 Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034-8School and Community Relations
PL 5035-8Supervision of the PK-12 Curriculum
PL 5016-8 Instructional Supervision and Leadership for PK-12 Principals
PL 5004-8School Law for PK-12 Principals
PL 5013-8School Finance for PK-12 Principals
ED 5023-8Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
ED 5022-8Educational Policy and Practice
PL 5050-8The PK-12 Principalship
PL 6010-8 PK-12 Capstone Internship I
PL 6011-8 PK-12 Capstone Internship II

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning Northcentral University's Master of Education in with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership and completing any certification requirements, you could begin to explore assistant principal or principal positions in elementary, middle, or high schools. You could also explore these types of opportunities in preschool settings. Your responsibilities could include overseeing teacher hiring and training, curriculum development, student performance assessments, and facilities management.