Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Master of Education Degree Requirements: The master's in Educational Leadership is designed primarily to provide professional preparation for students seeking administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools. The degree requires completion of a minimum total of 30 graduate semester-hour credits.

This degree includes certification in Building-Level Administrator.

Program Overview

The fully online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership has recently been redesigned to provide a more flexible course schedule and personalized student support. Students will take one 8-week course at a time during the fall and spring semesters with a synchronous meeting on Wednesday evenings. This blended synchronous and asynchronous model accommodates busy professional schedules while maintaining strong relationships and personalized support from faculty and cohort members.

A fellowship for an alternate M.Ed. in EDLE is available. IMPACT Arkansas Fellowship prepares leaders for low-income elementary and secondary schools throughout the state.


What's New?

  • More affordable
    • Now 30 credit hours
  • More personalized support
    • Cohort model
    • Hybrid synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • More flexible course schedule
    • Take one 8-week course at a time
    • Wednesday evening synchronous course mettings

Why Choose the University of Arkansas?

  • The EDLE online M.Ed. program includes certification in Building-Level Administration and maintains a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.
  • Students benefit from direct access to a robust pool of faculty members with a wide range of research and practitioner experience.
  • At 30 credit hours, the online M.Ed. program balances affordability with a high-quality, personalized approach to leadership preparation.
  • Students benefit from a personalized internship experience, with direct support from a highly experienced university supervisor.