Master’s degree in educational leadership (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in educational leadership is a licensure-seeking program that prepares educators to design effective curriculum and utilize data to improve student learning and increase school success. Students obtain the skills and expertise to become an innovative and effective leader in their classroom, school or district.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Online:
Aug. 30, 2022

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 16 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Learn in a collaborative environment with small class sizes.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.
  • Become eligible for the Instructional Leadership License (ILL-B).

What to Expect

Trevecca’s Master of Education in educational leadership is a licensure-seeking program endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Education. With your M.Ed., you’ll be positioned to help both students and teachers become more successful in the classroom. The coursework equips you to design effective curriculum and use data to foster improved student learning. You’ll learn effective staff management, instructional evaluation, modern education technologies and inclusive best practices for diverse classrooms and schools. You’ll also learn leadership skills and innovative strategies that will allow you to become a forward-thinking role model in your classroom, school or district.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour

$560

Hours

30

Tuition Cost*

$16,800

*$50 fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

Admissions Requirements

  • Have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy.
  • Need to have 3 years of teaching experience.
  • If seeking administrative licensure, you must have an active teaching license as well.

Getting Started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!).
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request a copy of your official transcript from your undergraduate institution.
  4. An admissions counselor will contact you with the next steps. 
  5. Provide photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)

Graduates from this program may qualify for the Instructional Leadership license (ILL). Requirements in Tennessee begin with the following process:

  1. Complete required coursework in the Educational Leadership program.
  2. Pass state-required test (School Leaders Licensure Assessment – PRAXIS SLLA 6990).
  3. Request ETS to send score to Trevecca Nazarene University.

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Education in educational leadership, you’ll be ready to advance your career and tap into higher earning potential. When combined with your work experience, your degree will position you to be competitive in roles like these:

  • Principal
  • Vice principal
  • Curriculum developer
  • College professor
  • School or district administrator
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational policy developer

"I have been a teacher for 21 years and recently entered into a leadership position. The leadership program helped me in more ways than one as I began navigating my first time out of the classroom. This program is a must for anyone with their sights on educational leadership roles."

Dr. Alana Wortman Coles Trevecca graduate