Master of Education in Educational Administration Advanced Program for Principal Licensure

The Master of Education in Educational Administration program is designed for individuals interested in educational administration in the K-12 setting who are seeking a principal’s license.

Applicants for the Masters in Educational Administration program are required to provide documentation of two years of verified teaching experience. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards form the foundation of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program of study.

Graduates are well-prepared for administrative and leadership positions within public, private and charter schools through a combination of leadership and modern education-related coursework and hands-on field experience. Course subjects include administrative and leadership foundations, creating and sustaining positive school cultures, K-12 legal issues, finance, curriculum development and professional development and empowerment of teachers.

Each three-course block in the educational administration program concludes with an internship, totaling 270 internship hours required in the program. The practicum/field experiences and internships provide practical application of each blocks learning objectives and competencies.

The master's degree in educational administration also helps students learn professional and ethical practices as seen through the lens of a Christian worldview.

Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 89% of students graduated on time (within 28 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $38,248.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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