Educational Leadership

Study in Educational Leadership provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of educational organizations, leadership, educational program planning and evaluation, and management functions.
  • MEd and EdS programs prepare leaders primarily for PreK-12 public and private schools, but also encompass other education agencies as well.
  • The EdD program serves as a vehicle for scholarly-practitioners to study a problem of practice that informs the analysis of organizational, leadership, and educational practices within PreK-12 school settings.
The EdD is designed to support scholarly practitioners who intend to address a problem of practice. The program supports educators in PK-12 leadership positions through a four-year sequence of course, wherein students take two 7-week classes in the fall, two 7-week classes in the spring, and one intensive class in the summer. The EdD Program in PK-12 Educational Leadership seeks to admit post-master’s students who:
  • have leadership experience in PK-12 education and who wish to grow professionally and academically;
  • intend to make substantial contributions to the leadership of PK-12 education and are committed to making a positive difference in their leadership practice and workplace;
  • demonstrate the self-direction necessary for advanced graduate study and independent research;
  • possess the ability and motivation to succeed in the rigorous interpersonal and academic demands of doctoral study. Students accepted into the program may elect to enroll in a superintendent internship.

 The Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership offers opportunities for study beyond the master’s degree toward leadership roles, such as school superintendent, curriculum coordinator or to develop research capacities. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for those with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership; 39-45 hours for those with a master’s degree in a related field.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 40 credit hours. Students enroll in a sequence of 9 required courses which total 28 credits and may choose 4 additional elective courses. The MEd is designed primarily to prepare school-level leaders such as principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders.

The faculty are not currently accepting applications for the MEd, EdS, or EdD in Educational Leadership.

Degrees offered: EdD, EdS, MEd

Application deadline: Not currently accepting applications (Fall only)

Test Required: None

Contact: Ian Mette

Contact Email: ian.mette@maine.edu

Program Website: Educational Leadership