Imagine a place that graduates the next generation of education leaders. A place that cultivates knowledge and produces award-winning professionals. Imagine a place where leadership isn’t taught, but bred. A place where students enter and become greater. Learn about CSU's Educational Leadership Program.

The Educational Leadership Program

Found within the College of Education, the Educational Leadership Program is divided into two degree options.

The Master's of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration Higher Education Administration option prepares individuals for educational administrative and supervisory positions. It also prepares students for entry and mid-level managerial or research positions offered at community colleges and universities. This program is also intended to improve the skills of those individuals who currently serve in administrative positions at such institutions. 

The Master's of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration Principal Preparation Program prepares urban school leaders. The program is offered in partnership with several school districts and schools. 

With a degree from the Educational Leadership Program, your career path can lead to...

  • Principal Preparation
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Curriculum Director/Department Head
  • Special Education Instructor
  • Adult Educator 

Career paths in education are limitless. With some of these possibilities, additional schooling may be required. If anything interests you about this career path, click the button below and fill out the form!



Katrinka Knerr

A graduate of the Educational Leadership Program, Katrinka earned her master’s in Education Administration. For her, the on-site career experience, hands-on training and teaching gained at CSU was instrumental in the development of her current role with Chicago Public Schools. Through her education, she seamlessly transitioned into the leadership role that she had been prepared for.