M.Ed. in Educational Leadership



    02 Oct, 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

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


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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Source: Internal Research Completed on June 2023

Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

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

02 Oct, 2023 Term

29 Sep, 2023

Application Due

29 Sep, 2023

Payment Due

02 Oct, 2023

Term Start

06 Oct, 2023

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

05 Nov, 2023

Term End

13 Nov, 2023 Term

08 Jan, 2024 Term

29 Jan, 2024 Term

19 Feb, 2024 Term

08 Apr, 2024 Term

20 May, 2024 Term

10 Jun, 2024 Term

08 Jul, 2024 Term

19 Aug, 2024 Term

09 Sep, 2024 Term

30 Sep, 2024 Term

11 Nov, 2024 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. 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

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

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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