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Earn Your Master’s in Educational Leadership Online

In order for K-12 students to achieve academic success, schools need leaders who can be the visionaries and voices able to build community and lead learning. With a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from American Public University (APU), you can develop administrative or supervisory skills for K-12 public, private, campus-based, or virtual school settings.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.


Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Essential Coursework

Gain the knowledge and skills that are imperatives for building administrators, including staff recruitment and retention strategies, teacher coaching and mentoring practices, as well as legal, ethical, and political issues impacting education today.

A Strong Foundation

Interpersonal communication skills are essential for school leaders. This program builds your ability to interact effectively with personnel, students, and parents. The program also covers daily school operations, developing your capacity for recordkeeping, budgeting, and reports.

Trending Topics

You will have an opportunity to explore emerging issues that are influencing the direction of education, including diversity and equity.

Focused Learning

After completing core requirements, you will select a concentration to align with your professional goals. At the conclusion of your program, you will complete a capstone seminar.

Collaborative Experience

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of working professional students, including fellow teachers with educational leadership goals.

Getting Started

This program is for practicing teachers. No entrance exams or GRE® scores are required. But this MEd has prerequisite coursework admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour. Eligible family members are parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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