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Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program at John Carroll University prepares teachers and other educational professions for leadership roles in schools, districts, and other educational agencies.


  • flexible hybrid and online format that allows for completion in two years
  • earn up to three credentials: Master of Education degree, certificate of assessment and accountability, and principal licensure
  • gain knowledge and skills in assessing program efficacy and develop a strong understanding of data analysis and data-based decision making
  • individuals with a master’s degree may take the necessary courses for the certificate and principal licensure components of the program
  • allows students to work full-time and meet program requirements

Why choose John Carroll?

We empower you to evaluate building-level programs and make data-driven decisions. This flexible hybrid program provides the opportunity to earn the following credentials:

  • Master’s of Education Degree (M.Ed.)
  • Certificate of Assessment and Accountability
  • Principal Licensure

If you already have you M.Ed., you can also take the necessary courses for the Certificate and Licensure through this program.

You'll complete the program in two years. In year one, you take two consecutive, seven-week hybrid classes and one 15-week online class each semester. The second year of study requires one online course and one hybrid course during fall semester, and one online course and a site-based internship during spring semester.

Yes, this program and internship allows students to work full-time and meet all program requirements.

Students will only be required to come to campus once every other week during the semester. Course materials and assignments will be available on Canvas, John Carroll University’s online platform. Students will complete online modules requiring them to do outside reading, view videos, and complete assignments related to their educational site.

Costs may vary depending on your program, but financial aid is available. For more information on financial aid, contact Student Enrollment and Financial Services at (216) 397-4248 or at


Graduate credits needed to fulfill the program

Program Specs

  • On-campus classes at most every other week during the semester
  • All course materials and assignments available on Canvas, JCU's online platform
  • Supervised site-based internship during spring semester
  • Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination is required for the M.Ed. degree.

New Tuition Rate

$640 per credit hour for Education & School Psychology programs making John Carroll an affordable option. 

Financial Aid for M.Ed. Programs

  • Tuition scholarships are available to admitted M.Ed. candidates. $640 per credit hour for Education and School Psychology programs making John Carroll an affordable option. 
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for full time students. Graduate assistants are given a tuition waiver for up to 15 credit hours per year plus a stipend. Students are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department. Graduate assistants aid professors with courses and research.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Learn More

To learn more about the educational leadership program, including course of study, and to apply for admission, please visit John Carroll’s Office of Graduate Studies website.