Educational Leadership (MSEd)

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Why Educational Leadership?

Take your passion for education to the next level with a master's degree in Educational Leadership. With this degree, you will become a leader who has a positive impact – not just in the classroom, but in your school and your community.

Why Educational Leadership at Iona?

At Iona, you will become part of a community of lifelong learners and you will discover ways to share that passion and encourage lifelong learning in your community.

You will work with faculty who are experts in their fields –current and former superintendents, principals, and administrators who will share their knowledge and experience and work closely with you to help you develop the confidence and skills to become an effective leader.

You will have access to Iona's network of 50,000 alumni who are always willing to share expertise and opportunities with fellow Gaels.

You’re busy! We know that, and so we make earning your MSEd as convenient as possible. Each class is taken over the course of one month with two weekend meeting times, leaving you more time during the week for work and family obligations.

What You'll Learn

You will develop a comprehensive understanding of supervision and administration. Through investigation of the evolving knowledge in education, you will learn the most up-to-date research on best practices.

This program combines theory with practice, giving you the hands-on experience through an internship that will prepare you for success.

Upon completion of the program, you will have met the requirements for New York State initial certificate in school leadership and will be eligible to take the NYSTCE School Building Leader Exam.

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Program Highlights

Accessible & Supportive Faculty

Our instructors are committed to your academic and professional success. They use their experiences, networks, and research expertise to provide research-grounded and field-based instructional experiences. You are not simply earning a degree, you are being prepared to be a 21st-century leader.

Strong Networks

Iona’s faculty and alumni have developed strong partnerships with area schools, which allows us to place you in a variety of internship experiences. You can count on a network of support as our alumni are always eager to help fellow Gaels.

Path to Success

Not only will this program prepare you for success on your NYSTCE School Building Leader Exam, but Iona will also recommend you to New York State for initial certification as a school building leader (SBL), making you highly qualified for an educational leadership job. 

Careers & Outcomes

Earning an MSEd in Educational Leadership and pass the licensing exam, opens you up to a wide variety of leadership positions in the education sector.

Graduates can find careers as:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • School Superintendents
  • Department Chairs
  • Researchers