Learning Matters.

Students in Cornerstone University's Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership program develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success when working with and leading students in the classroom.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Education
    • Degree Type: Master of Arts
    • Format: Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo

    Quick Facts

    • Program Length: 24 months
    • Deliver Format: Online
      • Accelerated cohort model
      • Flexible, convenient learning options
      • Courses offered one at a time
    • Total Program Credit Hours: 35
    • Program Start Date: Cohorts begin periodically throughout the year. Speak with an enrollment counselor today to learn more.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Outcomes

    • New Skills and Proficiencies: You'll add value to your career, understanding current issues—
      • Leadership
      • Supervision
      • Finance
      • Assessment
      • Law
      • Program development
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Teacher
      • School administrator
      • Director of instruction

    Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts!
    • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Copy of teacher's certification document
    • Minimum of 1 year of successful classroom teaching experience
  • English Language Proficiency

    Students whose primary language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone University's Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 577
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 233
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 90-91
    • Minimum IELTS score: 7.0

    Tuition Costs and Financing

    To understand the total estimated cost and investment of the M.A. Ed.: Educational Leadership program, review a breakdown of expenses:

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Tuition Cost: $460 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40 per course
    • Resource Fee: $75 per course
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Total Estimated Cost: $17,535

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Preview our STEP-BY-STEP FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST.

Program Courses and Catalog

A maximum of 6 master-level credit hours completed within the last seven years may be transferred from accredited colleges and/or universities. The Master of Arts in Education with an Educational Leadership concentration requires completion of the following courses:

  • Issues in Education (EDU-511) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Technology (EDU-573) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Theory (EDU-522) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Research (EDU-553) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Master's Project A (EDU-593) — 2 credit hours, 4 weeks
  • Community Building and Educational Leadership (EDU-524) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Master's Project B (EDU-595) — 3 credit hours, 4 weeks

Concentration Courses

  • Educational Leadership Internship (EDU-695) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Organizational Leadership (EDU-531) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Educational Supervision and Evaluation (EDU-533) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Educational Finance (EDU-535) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Educational Law and Ethics (EDU-537) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Professional & Graduate Studies Graduate Academic Catalog.

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Your Next Step

Join a cohort of working professionals on the path toward career advancement. To begin, submit your application now or schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor.

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