Educational Leadership Master of Education Degree


The Master’s degree in Educational Leadership is based on the Graduate School of Education’s Administrative Services Credential preparation program as a precursor to more advanced study.  The program builds on the strengths of the administrative credential preparation program and serves as an effective forum for exploring the ideas, experiences, and issues encountered by new principals in their schools and districts.  The ability to share experiences and issues with other new administrators who are part of their cohort extends the power and purpose of the administrative preparation program design. 

Students in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program meet all of the requirements for the Graduate School of Education’s preliminary or clear administrative services preparation program.  In addition, students take 3 additional units for a total of 30 units.

Out of 174 universities, TUC was ranked 48 for the best online Master’s in Educational Leadership degree programs by intelligent.com.

Typical Course Sequence:

Semester I - 9 units:
EDUC 601 Pre-Assessment (Induction) & Visionary Leadership (3 units)
EDUC 602 Cultural Diversity, Equity & Leadership (3 units)
EDUC 608A Fieldwork in School Administration (3 units)
Semester II - 9 units:
EDUC 611 Innovative and Digital Age Leadership (3 units)
EDUC 605 Instruction, Curriculum & Supervision (3 units)
EDUC 606 Budget, Planning & Human Resources (3 units)
EDUC 792 Capstone Project Seminar (3 units) *For Master's students
Semester III-9 units:
EDUC 607 Law, Ethics & Special Education (3 units)
EDUC 608B Fieldwork in School Administration (3 units)
EDUC 609 Interpersonal Communication & Post-Assessment (3 units)


Frequently Asked Questions:

What does this degree allow you to do?

  • Lead pre-K to adult education programs in educational organizations.
  • Be eligible for positions that require an administrative services credential.

What are the unique features of Touro's Educational Leadership program?

  • Embedded and real fieldwork in educational leadership
  • Prepare leaders for the future of education and to be innovative and digital age leaders
  • Focus on the career goals of candidates
  • Masters degree earned while completing the credential

How long does the program take?

  • One year

How much does it cost?

  • Financial aid is available
  • Tuition and Fees posted here: LINK

Can you transfer credits to the program?

  • Up to 12 credits can be transferred, upon department approval.

Location of classes?

  • Touro University California, Mare Island, Vallejo

When do classes meet?

  • Sundays, from 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and online


**Please note that an interview is required prior to applying to program.


Jessica Reed, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator


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