Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

Help teachers enhance their leadership skills in their classrooms, schools and communities.

What is the Master of education in Instructional leadership?

This 30-hour fully online master’s degree is designed to help teachers enhance their leadership skills in their classrooms, schools and communities. The program focuses on developing teachers’ current skills and abilities to prepare for new leadership roles that include: leading a classroom of learners, department/grade level leader, instructional coach, curriculum specialist, etc.

Locations & Learning Options

The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program (30 hours) is offered in an online format.


  • Parkville
  • Online
  • Campus Centers
Kathleen Howe

Dr. Kathleen Howe

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Dr. Jana Neiss

Director of Graduate Programs, School of Education

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  3. A felony background check and FBI fingerprint check must be completed for admission. Admission is dependent upon clearance.
  4. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.


All advanced candidates must successfully complete the required credit hours with a 3.0 grade point average, with no more than two “C’s” and no grade lower than a “C.” See Academic Policies under the Academic Standards section of the catalog for more information.

An Application for Diploma is required before a completion statement is posted to the transcript. The Application for Diploma is available in MyPark/Student Academic Information (under the Student tab). Advance candidates must return the completed form with the appropriate fee. See the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.

M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership Program Highlights

  • Flexibility – all courses are offered online and you may join the program in the spring, summer, or fall terms
  • 8-week terms with five start dates per year
  • Opportunity to collaborate with classmates across districts and states
  • Courses focus on theory and current best practices

M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership Career opportunities

  • Classroom Teacher
  • District or Building Level Instructional Coach
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Department/Grade Level Leader
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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.