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M.Ed. Educational Leadership: Educational Studies

Educational leadership plays a pivotal role in the success of schools and child development. Educational leaders help create conditions in schools that foster creativity and lead to optimal learning experiences for all students.

California University of Pennsylvania offers an online master’s degree program in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Studies to help prepare you for your role as a teacher leader, or school leader.

Why Educational Studies online at Cal U?

  • Teacher education is part of our DNA since inception of Cal U more than 160 years ago.   
  • Affordability and quality are what we strive for, and we provide unprecedented service to our students.
  • Cal U is one of the top universities in Pennsylvania for teachers by the College Database.
  • We’re consistently ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Programs for Graduate Education.
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).

Course overview

Students in the Master of Education Leadership: Educational Studies program will take a variety of course to prepare them to lead schools including online technologies in education, instructional design, inclusive classroom strategy, leadership training and much more.

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Career opportunities for leaders in education

Cal U prepares graduates for executive positions in both public and private schools at many different educational levels. Some positions include:

  • Principal
  • Deans
  • School administration
  • College Provost
  • Registrar

Career Outlook

Employment for educational leaders is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Admissions

    Admission Requirements (Regular) 

    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
    • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution to document 12 credits completed with a grade of B or better in a single graduate education program
    • 12 graduate credits successfully completed in education
    • International Global Online Applicants

    Conditional Admission Requirements

    • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements: 
      • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
      • Unofficial transcripts 


How to Apply

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research California University of Pennsylvania Box 91 250 University Ave. California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:


Phone: 1.866.595.6348 


The success of our students is rooted in the success of the highly qualified and dedicated business faculty at California University of Pennsylvania. Our faculty offers a diverse background of practical business experience and scholarly achievement to equip students with the skills necessary for success in education.

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