Educational Leadership (MSEd)

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Why Study Educational Leadership?

Take your passion for educational administration to the next level with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MSEd) degree. With this graduate program located in New Rochelle, New York, you will become a leader who has a positive impact – not just in the classroom, but in your school and your community. In addition, you are prepared to pursue New York State’s initial certificate in school leadership and eligible for the School Building Leader Exam.

Why Educational Leadership at Iona?

Throughout Iona’s MSEd, you work with faculty who are experts in school leadership—current and former superintendents, principals and administrators. They share knowledge and experience and work closely with you to develop the skillful confidence to become an effective school leader.

Iona’s Education Department cultivates a community of lifelong learners who are eager to collaborate with one another and encourage learning in your community. You also have access to Iona’s strong network of 50,000 alumni who are always willing to share expertise and opportunities with fellow Gaels.

The Educational Leadership courses at Iona are conveniently designed to align with a busy schedule. 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

The Educational Leadership master’s degree fosters a comprehensive understanding of educational administration and supervision. Through an investigation of the evolving knowledge in education, you engage with the most up-to-date research on best practices in K-12 education and hands-on experience through an internship.

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

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Iona University is proud to act as an extension site for the St. John Fisher College Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) program.

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Careers & Outcomes

Earning a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and passing the School Building Leader exam prepares you up to a variety of leadership positions in the education sector.

Graduates can find careers as:

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

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Program Highlights

Accessible & Supportive Faculty

Throughout your educational leadership courses, your instructors are committed to your academic and professional success. They use their professional experiences and expertise to provide research-grounded and field-based instructional experiences. You are not simply earning a degree; you are being prepared to become an innovative educational leader.

Strong Education Networks

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

NY School Building Leader

Not only will this MSEd in Educational Leadership 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.

Learn More About Iona’s MS in Educational Leadership

Iona’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree explores educational administration and prepares students for New York licensure and certification as an educational leader. Our educational leadership courses are taught by faculty with years of relevant expertise that informs your experience.

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