M.A. - Educational Leadership
As one of the only master's degrees of its kind in Minnesota, this program is designed for individuals who would like to become licensed to teach in the special education areas of learning disabilities (LD), emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD), and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The M.A. in The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is designed to prepare educational professionals to become effective leaders and administrators in organizational training and development, higher education, and/or K-12 education. This degree provides a strong foundation in leadership, management, and supervisory practice; educational strategies for learners of all ages; communication, creativity, and personal coaching skills; today’s diversity issues; and current trends in ethics and law. Students develop strategies for becoming effective change agents within an organization.
This degree opens career opportunities in:
1. Higher education administration;
2. Administration in private, parochial, and charter schools;
3. Dean of students, administrative intern, team leader, or athletic director and;
4. Organizational trainers and developers or chief learning officers.