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Educational Leadership (MAEL)

Includes licensure in Administration & Supervision PreK-12

Are you ready to become a leader in the field of education? The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) will help you prepare for a school-based or district-level leadership role. The MAEL program includes licensure in Administration and Supervision PreK-12 and incorporates the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership while preparing you to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

An Online Educational Leadership Degree

Your program begins with an introduction to school administration, followed by courses in school law, assessment and evaluation, and trauma-informed leadership. You will learn innovative practices from course topics like social-emotional learning and inclusion, equity, and engagement in the school and community. The program provides many opportunities to practice leadership through 120 hours of field-based activities and 200 hours of structured internships.

With your MAEL degree, you will have the skills to provide educational leadership, whether in rural or urban communities or public, private, or virtual schools. Perhaps, your dream is curriculum development, consulting, or working in the areas of non-profit leadership and advocacy. Earning the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Bluefield University allows you to chart your path to a career in educational leadership.

The Graduate Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University.

Tuition: $475 Per Credit Hour
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Time to Complete: 18 months

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The Educational Leadership program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Virginia Department of Education.

Master's Degree (MAEL)
Core Requirements

  • Introduction to the Principalship and Fiscal Leadership
  • Equity, Leadership, & Engagement in the School & Community
  • School Law & Ethical Practices
  • Theories of Educational Leadership
  • Internship & Action Research for Leadership I
  • Internship & Action Research for Leadership II
  • Education & Society
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Leading Trauma-Sensitive Schools
  • Assessment & Evaluation for Student Growth   
  • Understanding the Implementation of Curriculum
  • Social-Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom

License assessments required by the Commonwealth of Virginia must be passed prior to applying for Virginia licensure.

Total Credits: 36

For a full breakdown of each course, reference the graduate catalog located in Academic Resources.

District Administrator
Educational Consultant
Nonprofit Program Director
Curriculum Director
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