Master of Science in Education Leadership Degree

program Overview

Our Master of Science in Education Leadership degree program helps the candidate earn building-level leadership licensure in the State of Kansas.

Gain the knowledge and credentials necessary to provide instructional leadership, student discipline, teacher evaluation, budget administration, oversight of the academic progress vital to the success of schools, and develop, implement and evaluate school systems and policies. Candidates will be expected to complete various projects in school settings as part of the practicum experience while taking courses. Upon completion of all course work, candidates will need to earn a passing score on the Praxis Leadership exam to apply for Kansas licensure.

The MS in Education Leadership can be completed in just 18-20 months.

If you already have your Master's degree, check out our Building-Level Licensure program that helps the candidate earn building-level leadership licensure in the State of Kansas.

you Should Know

  • Fulfill 34 credit hours at $423 per credit hour
  • Complete your Masters in 18-20 months
  • Attend classes online

The Education Leadership Master’s degree from MNU is fully accredited by KSDE, and courses are taught by highly-qualified, experienced instructors. A mobile, web-based curriculum allows you to complete the online Master’s in Education degree program in 18 months. Many working adults choose our online Master’s in Education Leadership program because it offers the freedom to work toward a degree anytime, anywhere.

Our instructors enhance their lessons with podcasts, vodcasts, social networking, wikis and other electronic delivery technology. You'll engage in real-time webcasts with instructors throughout the program using virtual collaboration tools like Zoom, allowing for asynchronized and synchronized learning each week.

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Cost & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 35 total
  • Tuition: $423/credit hour* *Prices effective July 1, 2020 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments.
The Federal Direct Student Loan Program is an additional payment option. MNU School Code: 007032. Information and applications may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Services Office at (913) 971-3298 or

Family Education Discount

MNU partners with many metro companies, organizations, and schools to provide reduced education costs for employees. With these partnerships, employees and some immediate family members can receive a discount on the Master of Education Program.

Military/Veteran Financial Aid

MNU appreciates the service and protection that the Military provides for us all. We offer a Military Financial Aid Program that can help active military, veterans and their spouses reposition themselves in the working world.


Job Opportunities

An advanced degree like a Master of Education from MNU can open doors on your career. Our Career Options tool lets you explore real-time current job opportunities that this degree could qualify you for. We've pre-selected the Kansas City metro for you, but if you're located elsewhere, or looking to move, simply update the location and you can see job opportunities anywhere in the U.S.

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Our People are the Difference

Our faculty and staff know how difficult starting or resuming college can be. With a Christlike mindset, we are here to support your success throughout your program.

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States require that the MidAmerica Nazarene University be authorized to deliver university-level distance and online education to their residents. Find out if your state is included in our Online Degree Authorization agreements.