Online MSEL

Online Master's in Educational Leadership

In today's turbulent times, our schools need administrators who lead with passion, confidence, and clarity of vision. Concordia University Ann Arbor’s Educational Leadership pathways strive to create transformative experiences through our three-point focus on servant leadership, personal reflectiveness, and commitment to lifelong learning.

Choose between our Master's in Educational Leadership or a Post-Master's School Administrator Certificate and graduate prepared to lead with confidence and ready for a Michigan Building Administrator Certificate.

School Administrator Program Pathways

Do you not yet have a master's in education and are looking to step into the role of an administrator?

Our Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MSEL) is designed for educators seeking advanced professional training for positions in P-12 schools. Our mission is to prepare professional educators who are servant leaders, reflective practitioners, and committed life-long learners. You will study managing personnel so you can inspire your team to consistently improve within their craft. You will learn how to give constructive feedback, create accountability and evaluate teachers. Our approach will empower you to develop your staff into an organized and energized team.

MSEL graduates qualify for building-level administrator certification in Michigan.

Do you already have your master's in education degree, but you're looking to become an administrator?

Our post master’s in K-12 School Administrator Certificate Program (SACP) is designed for individuals who already hold a valid education-related master’s degree and wish to prepare for a role in P-12 building leadership. You will learn traditional and contemporary theories, research, and practices about human behavior in formal organizations and within the school while exploring various leadership roles as they contribute to the success of the instructional program.

Graduates can be recommended to the State of Michigan for the K-12 Building Administrator Certificate. 

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Program features

  • Candidates qualify for building-level administrator certification in Michigan
  • Advanced professional training for positions in K-12 schools
  • Qualified instructors who prepare professional educators to be servant leaders, reflective practitioners, and committed life-long learners
  • Receive a comprehensive learning experience in preparation for school administration
  • Courses are offered year-round in convenient 8-week formats
  • Build a theoretical understanding of effective leadership and develop practical skills in educational administration
  • Recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council
  • Courses are offered in a convenient fully online format
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Master Educational Leadership

Custom paths towards a career in school administration.

Our courses prepare both master's degree and post-master's degree students for building leadership.

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Cost per credit

Full and part time
options available.

The MSEL program helped prepare me to be a school administrator by providing an opportunity to engage in collegial dialog with other professional educators. The curriculum inspired critical thinking skills while building on leadership capacity.

Ben Wallace, Principal - Marshall Opportunity School

Funding your education

Concordia's Uncommon Scholarships help students save money on their education.

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Are you an educator seeking advanced professional training for positions in P-12 schools? Are you looking to apply for a Michigan School Administrator Certificate? Our program may be the next step you need.

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