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College of Education

M.Ed. in School Leadership

Become an Effective Change Agent in Your School System with the M.Ed. in School Leadership

Designed for innovative educators who seek expanded leadership roles, this master’s degree in school leadership is available in three flexible formats: face-to-face, 100% online, or a hybrid of both. Graduates are ready to take on school or district-level leadership positions or can continue on to doctoral-level study.


Accredited and Recognized School Leadership Master’s Program

WilmU's College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under NCATE Standards (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), and the M.Ed. in School Leadership has been awarded National Recognition by the ELCC (Educational Leadership Constituent Council).

Expert Instruction in School Leadership from Active K-12 Administrators

In this affordable master’s degree in school leadership, expert faculty who are active in the field will guide you in exploring research, theory and practice related to effective schools, teaching and learning, and school reform.

Put Theory into Practice with a Hands-On School Leadership Degree

You’ll benefit from a master’s degree in school leadership that includes up to 360 hours of hands-on experience in a school setting—and so will your students. Hone your skills in time management, staff/student/parent relations, budget development, communications, school law, and more, while adding tangible assets to your resume.


The M.Ed. in School Leadership program at Wilmington University is CAEP Accredited The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Required courses and total credits vary based on degree selected.
10 courses 33-35 total credits

$1,431 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your master's degree.

WilmU Industry and Career Outlook

Graduates of WilmU College of Education programs are well-prepared for their careers.

100% of Principals/Supervisors indicate WilmU’s graduates are most prepared in designing instruction/learning experiences that account for individual differences and ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment.

91% of Principals indicate that WilmU’s teacher preparation programs prepare graduates to actively pursue, reflect upon, and use professional development opportunities, coaching, and/or mentoring to improve teaching practice.

91% of Principals indicate that graduates from WilmU’s teacher preparation program are fully prepared to work effectively with students from diverse communities, different cultures, and those living in poverty.

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It was my hope to impact more students, on a larger scale, as a principal than I could as a classroom teacher, which motivated me to pursue my master's degree. Working with the instructors and professors at Wilmington University and their course schedules made it a lot easier. — Nicole Durkin
M.Ed. in School Leadership Nicole Durkin Testimonial

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