Educational Leadership Program

This program is designed for educators who want to become school or district administrators, who do not already have a principal license.

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Praise for the Program

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"Carroll’s program is responsive and flexible. They model best practice in education for aspiring, instructional leaders.  The program model is perfect for busy lifestyles, and collaborative and creative minds. Plus - the networking is priceless. You’ll leave ready to change the world!"
CUELP Graduate Student

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"I appreciate the program flexibility and responsiveness to the cohort needs while maintaining a rigorous learning environment."
CUELP Graduate Student

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"Carroll is doing it right with substantive school and district level practicum experiences. It allows for a more apprenticeship approach to the many aspects in system level leadership."

District Administrator and CUELP Field Supervisor

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"This program has prepared me for principal and curriculum coordinator roles through professional readings, networking, collaboration and hands-on practicium experiences."

CUELP Graduate Student

Course Prerequisites

Total Credits

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Program Cost

Total Credits
Total Tuition
District Partner Tuition
Program:License Only
Total Credits:24
Total Tuition:$14,760
District Partner Tuition:$12,552
Program:Masters + License
Total Credits:30
Total Tuition:$18,480
District Partner Tuition:$15,714
Learn more about our District Partner Opportunities! 

License Information

License #5051 Principal: Required for school administrative positions: principals, assistant principles and other positions, depending on district job requirements (e.g., deans, coordinators, etc.)

License #5010 Director of Instruction: Required for district administrative positions, depending on district job requirements (e.g., directors, coordinators, etc.)

License #5080 Director of Special Education & Pupil Services (DSEPS): Required for district special education administrative positions. Positions may include directors, etc.

Course Information

Course Start Dates

Courses Start in Spring 2023. Meeting Dates (in Person):

Two Pathways Toward Licensure

The Educational Leadership Program runs cohorts that combine licensure only and master's degree-seeking students.

Option 1: Licensure Only*


Coursework: Core Courses (18 credits)

Coursework:Practicum (6 or 8 credits)

* Requires existing Master of Education

Option 2: Licensure + Masters in Science Degree


Coursework: Core Courses + Practicum + Research Courses (6 credits)

What is a Practicum?

Educational Leadership Course Sequence

Please note this program's course sequence.

Spring 2023 - EDU613 and EDU685

Summer 2023 - EDU686 and EDU667

Fall 2023 - EDU632, EDU668, and EDU607  

Spring 2024 - EDU687, EDU669, and EDU609

Summer 2024 - EDU688, EDU635*, and EDU616


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