Online MA in Educational Leadership

Program Goals & Requirements

5 terms
40 credits

Delivered online

Our goal is to help you build leadership skills by creating models of leadership and learning, helping you develop sharpened abilities in both areas.

Thoughtful & Reflective

A leadership model that is thoughtful and reflective and in which candidates create optimal conditions for teaching and learning by collaborating with constituencies and applying research tools, inquiry methods, and change theory to strategic planning


A leadership model that is collaborative, valuing inclusiveness, teamwork, and information sharing

Grounded in Knowledge

A leadership model that confronts ethical, social, and fiscal demands while remaining grounded in knowledge of teaching and learning

Focused on Organizational Change

A learning model that focuses on the implementation of organizational change through the growth and development of all stakeholders

Who Should Apply?

The Educational Leadership Program is ideal for public and independent school teachers who have a desire for advancement and are able to manage the simultaneous demands of work and school. They may identify with Mills’ strong emphasis on public service and may have an interest in effecting change through work with nonprofits and other community-based organizations.

Degree Requirements

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40 course credits

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No GRE requirement


We believe that our students’ ideas have the power to change the world. Relevant subjects, challenging discussion, and creative approaches to course work will help you hone your skills and solidify your ideas. You will tackle and solve real-world problems while developing new ways of thinking, both academically and creatively.

Across all courses and professors, our curriculum is grounded in a coherent vision of educational leadership.

90 min/week

Live online classes with remote students in your cohort.

Asynchronous 3 hrs/week

Self-paced courses or work completed according to your own schedule.

Assignments 8-10 hrs/week

Homework, projects, group work, research, etc.

Here’s what you’ll learn

Here’s what you’ll learn

Here’s what you’ll learn

Here’s what you’ll learn

Here’s what you’ll learn

Career Services

While enrolled, you will be encouraged to use our full complement of career services, including:

  • Individual career counseling with career assessment

  • Resume review, cover letter preparation, and mock interview practice

  • Managing your online presence

  • Internship and job search postings

  • Workshops, presentations, and information sessions

  • Networking opportunities with employers and alumnae

  • Resource library

Upcoming Events

Inquiry to Leadership with Dr. Lewis

September 29th

at 6:00pm PST


Join Dr. Mildred Lewis and Mills School of Education's Online Admissions team to learn more about our Inquiry to Leadership course taught in our online Master of Education program.

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Trauma Informed Leadership Virtual Event

October 27th

at 6:00pm PST


Join Dr. Tomas Galguera and Mills School of Education's online Admissions team to learn more about our Trauma Informed Leadership course taught in our online Master of Arts in Education program.

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Key Dates

October 7, 2021

Priority Submit Deadline

Application fee waived

November 4, 2021

Final Submit Deadline

November 18, 2021

Final Complete Deadline

January 20, 2022

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