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Online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Earn the Degree to Influence Education’s Outcomes

Learn to excel as a school administrator and make a difference at your school—and in your career—with the online master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the Cato School of Education at Queens University of Charlotte. Our expert faculty will provide you with individualized mentorship and guidance to foster your professional development and empower you to successfully transform students’ lives.

There are complex challenges in K-12 education today. Principals and school administrators need more than just exceptional teaching skills to face them successfully. They need the leadership ability to inspire improvement and the analytical skills and business savvy to create it. Our comprehensive curriculum, delivered in an interactive online learning environment, was designed by our faculty to equip you with valuable insights from their own experiences in the field and the skills to drive meaningful outcomes.


  • Your natural leadership style and how to leverage it effectively
  • How to interpret data and statistics and map out a plan for improvement
  • A curriculum that covers the gamut of school administrator responsibilities with business courses in human resource management, education law, building diversity and more
  • A faculty who will personally mentor you on your path to leadership

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Completion of the master’s in Educational Leadership prepares candidates for K-12 North Carolina principal licensure. Candidates in other states are encouraged to check with their school district and state DOE to confirm transferability and reciprocity.

Connect with Queens

Queens takes pride in a faculty that provides ample guidance, support and expertise as you pursue your calling in educational leadership. Professors teaching in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program have extensive experience and understand the realities of school leadership and administration today. Through small class sizes and an emphasis on mentorship and meaningful interaction, they create an intimate learning environment in which every student feels valued.

Find out how a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership can help you create an effective plan for improving your school and helping your students. Call us at 866-313-2356 to speak with one of our admissions advisors, or request more information.