- Degree Level
- Degrees Offered
- Certificate, Master of Education, PA Certification
- School of Education
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Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership
Arcadia University develops educational leaders who are committed to inclusion, diversity, equality, and social justice. Our program provides you with the critical skills needed to lead schools, school districts, state and federal educational agencies, and other learning organizations. You are taught to interpret and evaluate research and data, diagnose and resolve organizational challenges, and create programs and policies that affect learning success. Arcadia takes pride in developing educational leaders who combine their practical experience with theory and best practices in an effort to improve lives in their local and global communities.
This MEd in Educational Leadership Executive Program and the Supervisory Certifications—Principal, Supervisory of Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Pupil Personnel—are ideal courses of study if you are a current educator, an educational leader, or if you wish to advance your professional knowledge.
Customize Your Program
This flexible master’s program allows you to:
- Earn certification part- or full-time, with evening classes.
- Complete multiple certification areas, with or without master’s degree.
- Choose how many courses to register for each semester with the help of your academic adviser.
- Ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.
The School of Education offers a limited number of scholarships each year to exemplary applicants based on their merit and commitment to being a change agent in education. These awards range from $4,000 to $5,000, spread out over two years. Prospective students can apply for scholarships by completing an optional scholarship essay within the online application. Applicants to the MEd Educational leadership graduate program are eligible to apply.
The Educational Leadership graduate certificate prepares you through a 15-credit program with the same critical skills and approaches as the MEd program through five specialized courses.
View individual areas to learn more about specializations and for specific certification requirements:
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Cultural Foundations of Education
You will gain valuable insight into the internal and external forces that shape the daily realities of students and families living in distressed communities. We will examine the notion of the “opportunity gap” through many lenses, including resource allocation, accountability, expectations, equality and socioeconomic status. You will actively participate in activities and discussions aimed at deconstructing the variables affecting quality education.
Supervision of Teaching and Learning
This course examines the components of educational leadership that relate to the supervisory process. Both theory and practice are emphasized. The clinical supervision process is highlighted along with a variety of different “walk-through” models of supervision.
Managing Organization and Change
Explore the principles, theories and realities of managing educational organizations and effectively leading an educational organization through change. This course highlights strategic planning, developing a vision and mission, and promoting continuous and sustained school improvement.
School of Education Graduate Program Information
Teacher Certification Agreements
Pennsylvania has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement that provides for acceptance of state-approved educator preparation programs between certain states to facilitate educator mobility.
For working professionals seeking graduate degrees or certifications, we offer full-time, part-time, online and options to build your own degree.
Tuition and Fees
Learn more about the cost differences for part- and full-time students and any specialized School of Education program costs.