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.

You will become well-prepared for education administrative and leadership positions within public, private and charter schools. Aided by a combination of leadership, modern education-related coursework and hands-on field experience, your course subjects include administrative and leadership foundations, creating and sustaining positive school cultures, K-12 legal issues, finance, curriculum development, creating a positive and productive school culture, professional development and empowerment of teachers or staff.

Each three-course block in the education administration degree program concludes with an internship, totaling 270 internship hours (three total internships) required in the program. The practicum/field experiences and internships provide practical application of each blocks learning objectives and competencies. You will have opportunities to observe and impact local schools and districts using leadership traits and theories to improve classrooms and beyond.

Available as either a 100 percent online Master of Education or on our Phoenix campus, this master's degree in educational administration also helps you 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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