2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

Educational Leadership with Administrator Certification, Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed for professional educators who wish to advance their career opportunities and prepare for principal and/or program administrator certification. Through classroom and field-supervised experiences, candidates gain vital knowledge and skills in school leadership and administration, educational reform, and instructional supervision. Leadership development is personalized, evidence-driven, and based on national and regional standards. A successful graduate will meet high standards for practice as a P-12 principal and/or program administrator. Coursework is available mixed mode and online.

Program Outcomes

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Administrator Certification will prepare students to:

Facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community.

Advocate, nurture, and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional development.

Ensure management of the organizations, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

Collaborate with families and community members, responds to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizes community resources.

Act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

Understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

Admission Requirements

In addition to City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below:

  • Must have masters or doctoral degree with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • A hard copy front and back of a valid teaching or ESA certification;
  • Completed “Verification of Prerequisite Teaching or ESA Experience” form;
  • Provide a resume outlining professional history and education;
  • Provide responses to the 9 questions listed on the “Educational Leadership Program: Writing Assessment” form.
  • Provide three (3) references with name, position/title, school/ district/organization, email address and email for the following:
    • Current supervisor (administrator who will serve as your mentor)
    • District or executive level administrator
    • Personal reference

Total Required Credits (45 Credits)

Graduate Foundation Core (9 Credits)

EEA 512Academic Inquiry and Action Research


EEA 514Current and Historical Educational Perspectives


EEA 509Leadership for Diverse Learners


Educational Leadership Core (18 Credits)

EEA 521Educational Leadership


EEA 524School Law


EEA 525School Finance/Operations


EEA 527Human Resource Management in Education


EEA 533Supervision of Instruction


EEA 537Conflict Management and Community Relations


Educational Leadership Specialization* (6 Credits)

*Program Director approval required

Internship (12 Credits)

EEA 670Internship IA


EEA 672Internship IB


EEA 674Internship II


EEA 676Internship III


EEA 605Fall Reflective Seminar


EEA 606Winter Reflective Seminar


EEA 607Spring Reflective Seminar