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Key Facts
Priority Application Deadline
March 25, 2019
Final Application Deadline
April 15, 2019
Classes Start
May 20, 2019
Program Length
18 Months, Part Time


Our goal at Mills College is to make leaders out of students. This program creates models of leadership and learning to help students learn valuable traits moving forward. New and sharpened abilities in both teaching and learning are taught through our programs. Specific goals of the online Master’s in Educational Leadership program include:

  • A thoughtful, reflective model of leadership in which candidates use a variety of research tools; apply inquiry methods and change theory to strategic planning, implementation, and assessment; and collaborate with constituencies, in order to create optimal conditions for teaching and learning.
  • A collaborative model of leadership that values inclusiveness, collaboration, and information sharing.
  • A leadership model grounded in knowledge of teaching and learning, administrative guidance in curriculum development, use of change theories and strategies in meeting the legal, ethical, social and fiscal demands that leaders will inevitably confront.
  • A learning model that is focused on implementing organizational change through the growth and development of all stakeholders.


A total of 40 semester course credits and a portfolio are required to earn the master of arts degree in educational leadership. Student may transfer in up to 8 credits from relevant prior graduate work. Students select courses from among the online educational leadership program offerings.

NOTE: The MA in Educational Leadership degree program offered online is not designed to prepare students for a position that requires professional licensure or certification.