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 in Education
    • Format: Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing

    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

    • Submission of a completed application and non-refundable $25 applicable 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.
    • Copy of military transcripts (if applicable)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Copy of teacher's certification document
    • Minimum of 1 year of successful classroom teaching experience
  • English Language Proficency

    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:

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

Concentration Courses

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