Enhance your classroom abilities and build the foundation for a successful transition into school administration positions with the online MEd in Educational Leadership from Southeastern University.

Advance your career in education and earn the credentials you need to advance your knowledge and ability to effectively serve in the K-12 system. Incorporate the fruits of the spirit into your school as you cultivate a thriving educational community. As a school administrator, you’ll have the ability to influence the future of education and take on more responsibility for student achievement.

Through our online master’s degree in educational leadership, you will explore various topics that are critical to effective academic administration, including:

  • Defining, planning, implementing and analyzing K-12 curricula
  • Examining various instructional strategies
  • Adult learning theories, behaviors, supervisory models, tasks and skills, along with strategies for continuous improvement
  • The issues and opportunities surrounding academic administrators, such as authoritative, delegative, participative and servant leadership
  • Effective written and verbal communication, mediation and conflict-resolution skills
  • Human resource management
  • Student evaluation and achievement
  • Planning and management functions of a school, such as budgeting, purchasing, records management, maintenance and technology application
  • Legal principles and interpretations of constitutional and statutory laws that affect teachers’ rights, as well as student legal rights and the ethical parameters of educational leadership

The online program requires you to complete an action research project in your school or classroom and a supervised practicum that will allow you to apply educational theory and practice in real-world leadership experiences.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

The online master’s degree in educational leadership includes a total of 36 credits and takes about 18 months to complete. A six-credit practicum in educational leadership is required.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MEd in Educational Leadership program must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or official GRE score of 300
  2. Have a current resume showing three years of teaching experience, along with their two most recent teacher performance evaluations

Courses required to complete the program.

Earn your degree faster by transferring your credits

How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s master’s in education online program, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • An essay on the topic: “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references: one personal and one professional, which must come from your principal or assistant principal

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $375 per credit hour $13,500
Technology Fee $150 per semester $450
General Student Fee $150 per semester $450
Totals $14,400

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.

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Career Outcomes

You can pursue a variety of careers within education administration after graduating from our online master’s degree in educational leadership. Some of the possible career outcomes include:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Dean of Students or Faculty
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • University Registrar

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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