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. The Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership is a 35 credit-hour program that students can expect to complete in 24 months.

  • Overview

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

    • Program Length: 24 months
    • Deliver Format: Online
      • Accelerated cohort model
      • Flexible, convenient learning options
    • Total Credit Hours: 35
    • Estimated Cost: $17,530
    • Program Start Date: Cohorts begin periodically throughout the year. Speak with an enrollment counselor today to learn more.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission


    • Career Opportunities: Teacher, school administrator, director of instruction
  • Learning Objectives

    • Demonstrate the ability to apply Christ-centered worldview principles in the workplace
    • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
    • Demonstrate professional skills
    • Exhibit knowledge of core subject area
    • Demonstrate cross-cultural communication and collaboration

    A delivery format tailored to the adult learner

    • Accelerated cohort model
    • Flexible and convenient learning options
    • Courses offered one at a time in a lock step format


The regionally-accredited curriculum provides realistic guidance as well as best-practice theories for educational leadership from a Christ-centered worldview. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to become certified principals in their school. Coursework is divided into individual and group projects through which you'll learn how to effectively manage in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while developing your leadership and communication skills.

Convenience and Flexibility

With course offerings online and in-class, you will maximize your educational experience while still maintaining your work and family life. Classes meet one night per week in one of our three campus locations and online. Upon starting a degree, you will continue through the program with your classmates as a cohort. With an average of 15 students in each cohort, students receive one-on-one attention from faculty while gleaning insights from other students' personal and professional experience.