University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Educational Leadership M.Ed.

Master of Education - Educational Leadership


Core Courses36
Comprehensive Exam1
Total Hours37

Degree Specific Credits: 37

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The Master's Degree in Educational Leadership is designed to provide the student with a Master Degree in Education (M.Ed.) while preparing him/her for a Montana Class 3 Administrative License and a K-12 Principal Endorsement. The M.Ed. supports existing educators in the process of becoming administrators and school leaders.
  • The 37 credits are comprised of 12 three credit courses and one credit for the comprehensive exam which consists of the Master's Program Documentation and Culminating Presentation.
  • Students seeking an administrative license in addition to the M.Ed. are required to complete field experience and have a minimum of three years of licensed K-12 teaching experience. Please contact the Department of Educational Leadership for additional information.

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
EDLD 502Philosophy of Education3
EDLD 519Analysis of Ed Data3
EDLD 520Educational Research3
EDLD 550Foundations of Educational Leadership3
EDLD 551Foundations of Curriculum Leadership3
EDLD 552Supervision and Evaluation of Public School Educators3
EDLD 554School Law3
EDLD 556Finance of Public Education3
EDLD 559School Public Relations-Principals3
EDLD 567K-12 Leadership3
EDLD 568K-12 Curriculum3
EDLD 583Strategic Planning For Technology3
EDLD 594Seminar (Comp Exam - taken in the final semester)1
Total Hours37

Minimum Required Grade: C