Western Governors University

M.S. Educational Leadership


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Educational Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

To help meet the nationwide need for education leaders, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Science in Educational Leadership.* This program prepares individuals who already hold a teaching license to manage an educational institution with skills such as overseeing teachers, and developing and implementing curriculum standards. The M.S. Educational Leadership program focuses on educational leadership, performance excellence criteria, strategic planning, workforce focus, and process management, and includes a practicum. Graduates of this program will be prepared for administrative leadership roles in educational institutions. WGU also offers an endorsement in Educational Leadership.

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. We offer low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. With our unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Additionally, Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.

*Program not available in: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, or Minnesota.


The Teachers College at WGU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)—the first exclusively online teacher education institution to achieve this distinction.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and valid teacher certification.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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