Master of Education

Educational Leadership

Offered by: James Madison University
Type: Master's
Format: On site
When Cohorts - classes held in the evenings Monday-Thursday. Synchronous sessions scheduled in the evenings, Monday-Thursday.
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

The Educational Leadership Master’s Degree and Educational Leadership Certificate Program are designed to prepare candidates to assume leadership positions in both school and district offices. The organizing theme for the program is the school/district administrator’s central role as the interpreter, facilitator, and initiator of educational change leading to effective schools for all children. This program is offered in off-campus cohorts, where faculty travel to school divisions to reach teachers seeking to become school leaders.

James Madison University Educational Leadership Program at Roanoke Higher Education Center
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Career Paths

  • School principal

Courses & Requirements

36 credit hours for Master’s Degree

21 Credit Hours for Certificate

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Center
  • Computer lab and student lounge
  • Cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Learn more about student support resources available to JMU students.

How to Apply

If you are applying for entry into our Master’s program or the Certificate program to earn the Virginia endorsement as a School Administrator, please apply here.

Visit the program page for more information.