Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd

About the Master's in School Leadership at Loyola

To become a school leader who has the vision, knowledge, and skills to address social justice and equity issues in education, you need a master's in education administration that will help you hone your leadership skills. The MEd in Educational Leadership for School Leaders at Loyola University Chicago is that program.

You can choose one of three pathways to fit your career goals: an MEd degree plus Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) principal endorsement, an MEd degree without principal endorsement, or a principal endorsement only.

Program Structure

This master's in school administration is a fully online program. You can complete this MEd degree in two years, including summers.

Why Choose Loyola for Your MEd in Educational Leadership for School Leaders?

This Loyola Master of Education program will prepare you to confront the complexities and issues inherent in running today's schools or education-based community organizations.

Experienced faculty

You will learn from faculty who are experts in their fields. They also share your commitment to social justice and to solving equity issues in education.

You will benefit from Loyola's strong partnerships with local schools and districts, which will provide you with valuable opportunities for field experiences and networking.

You will join a community of learners who share your passion for education and leadership. Together, you will prepare to make a difference in school communities.

You can choose from three program pathways to achieve your career goals: one of two Master of Education degrees (with or without principal endorsement) or the principal endorsement only.

Prepare to take on the challenges and opportunities of being a school leader so you can make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, and communities through this impactful MEd in Educational Leadership for School Leaders program.

By earning your master's in school administration from a Jesuit, Catholic university, you will not only learn to educate students academically but also ethically and spiritually. You will be a school leader who models the values of excellence, justice, faith, and service.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Education faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

ProgramCredit HoursCost Per Credit HourEstimated Tuition and Fees
Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd33$1,025.00$33825.00
Educational Leadership for Principal Preparation MEd For ISBE Endorsement Online33$1,025.00$33825.00

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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Visit the School of Education Scholarships page for detailed information about eligible scholarships.

More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

This program has multiple versions you can apply to. Find specific information about the application process for each program below.

Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd are listed below:

Fall: Rolling applications
Priority: February 1
General: April 15

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Educational Leadership for School Leaders MEd include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Licensure

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Work Experience

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1-3 pages and describe your academic and research interests, professional goals, and life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice. This should include any research and professional experiences as well as how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Educational Leadership for Principal Preparation MEd For ISBE Endorsement Online are listed below:

Fall: Rolling applications
Priority: February 1
General: April 15

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Educational Leadership for Principal Preparation MEd For ISBE Endorsement Online include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Licensure

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Work Experience

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1-3 pages and describe your academic and research interests, professional goals, and life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice. This should include any research and professional experiences as well as how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to gradapp@luc.edu.

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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