Educational Leadership

Program Highlights

Program Brochure

Master of Science in Education

Educational Leadership

A 36-credit program for educators interested in transitioning to administrator or leadership roles.  Coursework focuses on understanding school culture and needs, acting as a supervisor, and the decision making process in an educational setting.  Three certifications are available:

  • School Principal
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Director of Special Education

Two years of teaching experience are required prior to admission.

  • Designed to develop general leadership perspectives and specific technical skills for people assuming roles as teacher leaders, principals, special education directors, curriculum coordinators, or superintendents.
  • Career Options: recommendation for Maine certification in the following areas may be earned through the Educational Leadership program:
    • Assistant Principal
    • Building Administrator
    • Curriculum Coordinator
    • Special Education Director
    • Superintendent

 Professional Educator

A 30-credit program designed for educators to enhance and expand their knowledge and skills.  A series of core teaching courses is required.  Students select a concentration that matches their area of interest, and a final capstone project is designed with assistance from an advisor.  Teacher certification is required, unless applicant works in a setting that does not require state certification.

  • Designed for educators who want to increase their knowledge, deepen their practice, and develop leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment through disciplined graduate study.
  • Students take courses that focuse on curriculum, teaching and assessment, and a concentration of their choice. A capstone completes the program.
  • Flexible self design concentration allows students to focus on their areas of interest, such as literacy

Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

Designed to meet the needs of practicing educators who are interested in pursuing advanced academic work in educational change and leadership. Students engage in careful reading of research and scholarship, oral and written presentations, and applied projects. CAS students design their own plan of study in consultation with their CAS advisor.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Assistant Principal

The assistant principal certificate program courses are designed to meet the state requirements for assistant principal certification in Maine and to provide a foundation for graduate work in educational administration. This 15-credit program consists of five courses.