Grand Valley State Universitys Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership offers emphasis areas in educational leadership and special education administration. The program emphasizes theory, research, and practice in such areas as effective leadership, curriculum organization and improvement, personnel administration, finance, law, assessment, and other related topics.

To receive the M.Ed in Leadership, students must complete the College of Education foundations requirements and one of the emphasis areas.

Grand Valley State Universitys College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The faculty are leaders in their fields, combining the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

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Career-oriented. The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional educators.

  • Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
  • Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.


M.Ed. in Educational Leadership admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is a minimum of 33 credits.

See the Full Course list for  Leadership (M.Ed.)


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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