Educational Leadership - Educational Studies

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Master of Education: Educational Leadership with an Educational Studies Concentration - Credits: 30 (program code: 0973)

Program Description

The Educational Studies program is a concentration in the Master's of Education in Educational Leadership degree. The 30-credit program, which is designed to be a master's degree-completion program, includes two required Core courses, at 12-credit Focus area, and a 12-credit Cognate area. Applicants must have completed at least 12 credits of prior graduate courses from a single graduate education program with a grade of B or better. Upon entry into the program, the student must identify their Focus area, which includes at least 12 credits in a single graduate education program. The student will provide a philosophy statement and rationale to be approved by the coordinator. Students prepare a portfolio in the Focus area for faculty review related to accreditation and program review. The Cognate courses are graduate courses that may be in several different disciplines related to the student's interests or their chosen focus. The program does not lead to teacher certification.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria



Students in the Educational Studies program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website

For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Michael Perrotti, Ph.D. (Marywood University), M.S.Ed. (Wilkes University), B.S.Ed. (Mansfield University)

Web Page:
Phone: 724-938-4487

Program Faculty

Keith Hepner, Ed.D. (University of Pittsburgh), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

Marcia Hoover, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Associate Professor

Connie Monroe, Ph.D. (University of Dayton), M.A. (Regis University), Post baccalaureate Teaching Certificate (University of Texas at San Antonio), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Associate Professor

Joseph Zisk, Ed.D. (Temple University), M.S. (Drexel University), B.S., M.Ed. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

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