Master of Arts Degrees

Master of Arts Degrees

Educational Leadership

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (M.A.)

This master's degree prepares you as a leader in educational organizations, including K-12 schools, higher education, governmental agencies and professional associations. This comprehensive program supports active instruction by merging cutting-edge theory with best practices.
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You can choose from four core concentrations:

Career Opportunities

After graduating from this program, you will be prepared for positions of prominence as a K-12 building level principal or other administrator, superintendent, higher education administrator, or executive director of nonprofit organizations.

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Please contact Dr. Dennis McCrumb, the EDLD master's degree program coordinator, at if you have any questions.

Existing Student Information

Student CommentsWMU’s K-12 educational leadership master’s degree program meets the Michigan K-12 Administrator Certification requirements, NCATE accreditation standards and the guidelines of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and is a Michigan State Board of Education Approved Principal Preparation Program. The HESA concentration meets CAS standards for higher education.


Resource guide

Educational Leadership resources for career guidance and exploration


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