Kathy Canfield-Davis teaching class to her Educational Leadership students

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Leadership in Schools

Further your education and prepare for your role as a leader in education, whether as a principal (M.Ed.), superintendent (Ed.S.), program administrator or classroom educator in a program that allows you to continue to teach. Gain the knowledge to improve educational institutions at the local, regional, state and national levels.

Fast Facts

  • Statewide leader of educational leadership
  • NCATE accredited and State of Idaho approved
  • Available online
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Central Office Personnel
  • School Personnel


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement Employment for principals and superintendents for middle, and high school is projected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.
Degree Roadmap
  • EDAD 509 Policy & Politics for Educational Leaders
  • EDAD 513 Administration of Special Education Law
  • EDAD 528 Leading Standard Driven Instruction
  • EDAD 530 Ethical Leadership & Law in Education
  • EDAD 533 Multicultural Diversity & Ed Leadership
  • EDAD 534 The Principalship
  • EDAD 535 School Finance
  • EDAD 570 Foundations of Ed Research
  • EDAD 595 Administration & Supervision of Personnel
  • EDAD 598 Internship (Advisor approval needed)

    Total - 30 Total Hours
Degree Prep To be considered for the Educational Leadership program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association. If the degree is from a recognized but not regionally accredited institution, the application will be reviewed by the department and by the College of Graduate Studies.

Find out more about the degree preparation for Educational Leadership
Scholarships Email department chair at lead@uidaho.edu  for current availability of scholarships.  
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Hands-On Learning You will earn degrees and prepare for certifications in a variety of online or face-to-face formats that suit your busy schedule. You will study with cutting-edge scholars and experienced practitioners who share your passion for improving learning, inspiring educators and building systems that make a difference in students’ lives.
Internships You will work alongside experienced administrators and professors during your internships, which are grounded in learning about best practices in educational leadership.