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Master of Science in Educational Leadership Online

This online program from Barry University is designed for educators who want to pursue leadership opportunities in private, charter, or parochial schools in Florida and beyond.

06/21/21 Next Application Due Date
07/05/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

Insight into Our Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership Program

$15,084 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits

The 100 percent online Master of Science in Educational Leadership program from Barry University, 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 this online educational leadership 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 can be completed in as few as 12 months and has a practicum embedded into the curriculum.* The online MS Ed Leader program is aligned with the core commitments of the University.

SACS-COC Accredited

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

Upon completion of this online 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

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Master of Science Degree Programs Also Available:

If you are interested in certification, please see our Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification.

Tuition

Barry University’s Affordable 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.

$419 Per Credit
$15,084 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Per 3-Credit Course Per Program
Master of Science in Educational Leadership $419 $1,257 $15,084

Calendar

The Schedule for Our MS in Educational Leadership Degree

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.

Now Enrolling:

06/21/21 Next Application Due Date
07/05/21 Next Class Start Date

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Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Spring A January 11, 2021 December 28, 2020 January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 6, 2021 February 27, 2021
Spring B March 8, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 April 24, 2021
Summer A May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 July 3, 2021
Summer B July 5, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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Admissions

Find Your Fit for the Online Master’s in Educational Leadership Program

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.

Bachelor’s degree From a regionally accredited institution
No teaching certificate required
2 years teaching experience Or related work experience
No GRE/MAT required

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • No Teaching Certificate required
  • Two 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 [email protected]
    • 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.

Courses

The Topics You’ll Study in Our Educational Leadership Online Classes

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.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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.

*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.

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