M.Ed. in Educational Leadership



    10 Apr, 2023

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Designed for aspiring principals, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership prepares you to lead a PreK-12 school. You’ll develop the strategies to design and implement a shared school vision — one that reflects a core set of values surrounding equity, diversity, digital citizenship, and community. You’ll learn to maintain an inclusive culture and advocate for the needs of students, families, and personnel. Through systematic problem solving and data-driven decision making, this program will shape you to be a reflective and responsive educational leader.

This program is approved for principal licensure in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas. If you are seeking licensure in another state, you are still welcome to apply to the program but you also may need to satisfy other requirements set by your state for licensure, such as years of service or internship hours.

Why ACE?

Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Are you employed by one of our partners? Did you graduate from an HBCU? Are you an inner-city teacher, a military veteran, a first-generation graduate student or an aspiring administrator? If so, you could be eligible for some of the $2.5M of scholarships and grants we provide in addition to our already low-cost programs.

Flexibility You Need

If you have graduate credits from another university or institution, you may be able to transfer these credits to fulfill ACE program requirements. Our Enrollment Counselors can help you evaluate your options. Also, our 24/7 support resources are here to help you complete your program and achieve your goals.


We believe in full transparency with our total cost of attendance. No hidden fees. No surprises along the way.

Total Cost M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Total Tuition

34 semester credits x $235 per credit



$50 Application Fee
$100 Conferral Fee
$1360 Technology and Library Fee
(34 Semester Credits X $40 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


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Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

10 Apr, 2023 Term

07 Apr, 2023

Payment Due

07 Apr, 2023

Application Due

10 Apr, 2023

Term Start

14 Apr, 2023

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

14 May, 2023

Term End

22 May, 2023 Term

12 Jun, 2023 Term

10 Jul, 2023 Term

21 Aug, 2023 Term

11 Sep, 2023 Term

02 Oct, 2023 Term

13 Nov, 2023 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this degree. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Instructional Leadership

3 Semester Credits


The Principal’s Role in Creating Successful Schools

3 Semester Credits


Community Engagement, Outreach, and Collaboration

3 Semester Credits


Capstone Experience for Educational Leadership

1 Semester Credits


Equity-Centered Leadership

3 Semester Credits


Developing Teachers

3 Semester Credits


School Improvement

3 Semester Credits


Resource and Fiscal Management

3 Semester Credits


Law and Policy

3 Semester Credits


Internship Experience for Educational Leadership

3 Semester Credits


Leading Literacy Improvement

3 Semester Credits


Research Methods for Educational Leaders

3 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

Florida Specific Admission Requirements

Arizona Specific Admission Requirements

Florida Specific Admission Requirements

Illinois Specific Admission Requirements

Ohio Specific Admission Requirements

Texas Specific Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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