M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Designed for aspiring Principals

The Fast, Affordable Path to Your M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership prepares you to lead a PreK-12 school. You’ll develop the strategies to design and implement a school vision as well as advocate for the needs of students, families and your employees. Learn to solve problems and use data to drive change and become a thoughtful and responsive leader.

Exceptional Value

Total Cost*


Flexible payment options

Multiple Starts

Applications for June 10 start due


Time to completion as few as


Upcoming Term Starts

  • July 8, 2024
    Applications due July 5

How You’ll Learn

  • With 12 courses total, 8 of them dedicated to leadership. Each course is 5 weeks long, with a week off in between terms. Most students take one course at time so you can balance work and family responsibilities with your courses. Plus, courses are asynchronous, so you can access them on your time during the week.
  • You’ll complete a 10-week internship during your program that will demonstrate your expertise and change management plans for education.
  • Close your program with a capstone course that showcases your original contribution to the field of education and how what you’ve learned has made a measurable difference.

How We’ll Help

Transparent Tuition

There are no surprises at ACE. We give you the cost up-front for tuition and fees, and we strive to keep costs down with our fully online format.

Quality Instruction

ACE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Learn from faculty who are or have recently been school leaders and alongside aspiring school leaders to share strategies.

Courses You’ll Take

Online Leadership (24 Semester Credits)

Literacy Course (3 Semester Credits)

Online Research Courses (3 semester credits)

Internship Experience Courses (3 semester courses)

Capstone Experience Courses (1 semester course)

A Degree You Can Count On

ACE is – and always has been – accredited by Higher Learning Commission,
an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACE It Together

“ACE was a total game changer for me! Not only did it inspire me to become an educational reformer, but it also equipped me with the necessary knowledge to guide our future generations.”

Barbara Escalona
Alumna, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


Take your next step with ACE

*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on the number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, the receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.

A Note about Licensure

Graduates of programs which are approved to lead to licensure, endorsement, or certification may be subject to additional requirements for the receipt of initial licensure, endorsement, or certification in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate. Students are strongly encouraged to check licensure requirements in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate to determine whether they are eligible for licensure, endorsement, or certification. State licensing requirements and licensing agency information may be found here.

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