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Master of Science in Educational Leadership Online

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Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,616

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program from Barry University is designed for educators who want to pursue leadership opportunities both in state and out of state in private, charter, or parochial schools. This 100 percent online program, taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus, will give you the knowledge and professional skill sets you need to become a professional leader.

In the accelerated online program, you will learn how to make ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation, and termination processes within the school environment.

You will also explore models and theories of organizational development; study instructional design, measurement, and evaluation; and examine the policies, practices, and strategies of school and community relations.

The program has a practicum* embedded into the curriculum and can be completed in as few as 12 months.

The online MS Ed Leader program is aligned with the core commitments of the University. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Promote the common good and a more humane and just society through lifelong learning and the pursuit of truth
  • Foster K-12 learning environments that are inclusive and characterized by compassion and respect for all
  • Support social responsibility and service to others by promoting peaceful means to effect social change
  • Advocate for educational change through civic engagement and service to their communities

*The EDU 697 Practicum in Educational Leadership course is required for students who seek the Educational Leadership degree without certification. Practicum students are also required to design and implement a project to address an administrative or student achievement need at the school site, but the practicum project must also have a service learning component. Students in the practicum course are required to observe at different school sites, participate in community service, and incorporate the service with the project activities that are designed for students. A total of 60 hours of service, observation, and leadership activities are required for completion of this course. A portfolio must be developed and submitted by the student as documentation of the completed project and service learning requirement. A University supervisor is assigned to each intern to be a mentor and facilitator with the school site administrator.

Note: Students participating in the MS Educational Leadership with Certification who reside out of state, must check with their home state Department of Education for acceptance and/or transfer. Barry University does not guarantee Certification acceptance in any state other than the state of Florida. This program option does not offer Florida certification for school administrators. If you are interested in certification, please see our Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online, students must complete 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of MS Ed Leader online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Students entering the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. If the student's GPA falls below a 3.0, a GRE may be required.

To learn more about our MS Ed Leader online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our MS Ed Leader online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online program is flexible and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS Ed Leader online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online, students must complete the following 12 courses (36 credits).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores models and theories of organizational development and their application to the development and maintenance of educational organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course develops student communication skills, an understanding of leadership ethics and an understanding of the behavior of people who work and live within organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the policies, practices, and strategies in school and community relations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys the field of curriculum theory and organizational frameworks for current practices in curriculum development and evaluation and exploration of curriculum revision and change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the principal's roles and responsibilities as related to organizational development, information systems, faculty and staff selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation, curriculum development, implementation, scheduling, budgeting, and plant/facilities use.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a broad overview of the field of data-driven teaching and learning Students will also analyze the leadership qualities needed to transform educational environments through the constructive, meaningful development and implementation of assessment practices and data evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines federal and state education laws, with particular emphasis on Florida school law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines school finance and school business management, with particular emphasis on procedures for Florida public and private schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of school personnel administration by providing an in-depth look at topics students will utilize within a school setting. This course encourages reflective thinking that will assist students in making ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation, and termination processes within the school environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares the student to apply technology to the areas of administration and instruction in educational institutions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Required for students seeking a graduate degree in Educational Leadership without certification. This course is a culminating experience that addresses and assures demonstration of the Principal Leadership Standards as well as competencies and skills needed for successful leadership in private and parochial education. This course provides an opportunity for each candidate to engage in extensive research, utilize a problem-solving process, collaborate with peers and supervisors, and apply theory to formulate a plan for school improvement. Completion of this course will provide the Educational Leadership student with the opportunity to bring about a significant, research-based improvement in the area of curriculum, school procedures, community partnerships, assessment, communication, technology, and/or professional development.

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Admissions

The Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online program. Find out the requirements, what materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MS Ed Leader Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • No Teaching Certificate required
  • 2 years teaching experience (or related work experience)
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants whose cumulative GPA is under 3.0 may be provisionally admitted to the program. To be fully admitted to the program, the student must attain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 by the end of the provisional period determined by the program director.*
  • Professional resume with current professional references OR two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay integrated into the online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161
    OR

    Electronic:
    By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
  • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
  • Parchment Exchange
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • eScrip-Safe
  • JST System (military)

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*Those applicants whose cumulative GPA scores are less than 2.5 will only be admitted to the program under special circumstances and as recommended by the program director.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Educational Leadership online. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Educational Leadership $406 $1,218 $14,616
Session Start Date 100% Refund 80% Refund No Refund After Withdrawal Deadline
Fall A August 24, 2020 August 23, 2020 August 24-26, 2020 August 27, 2020 September 25, 2020
Fall B October 19, 2020 October 18, 2020 October 19-21, 2020 October 22, 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring A January 11, 2021 January 10, 2021 January 11 -13, 2021 January 14, 2021 February 12, 2021
Spring B March 8, 2021 March 7, 2021 March 8-10, 2020 March 11, 2021 April 9, 2021
Summer A May 17, 2021 May 16, 2021 May 17-19, 2021 May 20, 2021 June 18, 2021
Summer B July 5, 2021 July 4, 2021 July 5-7, 2021 July 8, 2021 August 6, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 22, 2021 August 23-25, 2021 August 26, 2021 September 24, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 17, 2021 October 18-20, 2021 October 21, 2021 November 19, 2021

Tuition Refund Schedule

If a student formally drops one or more courses through WebAdvisor, the University will refund all applicable tuition and fees collected for courses a student drops before the start of the session. For courses dropped by a student who withdraws later in the session from the University, the refund will be calculated according to the schedule above.

Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses

Students who drop individual courses after the period of schedule adjustment and are still enrolled in the university are not entitled to any refund.

  • From registration through the day before the start date: 100%
  • After fourth class day: no refund

Total Withdrawal from Barry University

Students who register but do not attend classes, or who withdraw after attending classes for any reason, will not receive a refund unless they withdraw officially by submitting a written notice of withdrawal to the office of the dean of their respective schools. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date on which the notice is received by the respective dean, and the percentage of refund will be determined by this date and the calendar above.

"W" grades will be given for any course dropped after the start of the session.

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Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Educational Leadership online program is flexible and accessible.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer A May 11, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 6, 2020 June 27, 2020
Summer B June 29, 2020 June 15, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 24, 2020 August 15, 2020
Fall A August 24, 2020 August 10, 2020 August 17, 2020 August 17, 2020 August 19, 2020 October 10, 2020
Fall B October 19, 2020 October 5, 2020 October 12, 2020 October 12, 2020 October 14, 2020 December 5, 2020
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