Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Juneau, e-Learning


Mary Wegner
(907) 796-6552

The M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is a cohort program designed to prepare candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. The program prepares candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools. The program is designed to prepare building level administrators in both rural and urban districts in the state. 

The M.Ed. program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide candidates the opportunity to begin the program in one summer session and complete it in the next. In addition, candidates will be expected to complete courses and School of Education approved internship during the school year. Summer courses will be held on the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska Southeast. Fall and spring courses will be delivered through technology. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

Application Requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership requires the following:

  1. Completed application and $60 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official academic transcript indicating a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.00
  3. Three years public school teaching experience
  4. Letter of recommendation or support from the superintendent of schools of the district in which the internship will occur
  5. Please write an essay of three to five pages ( 1500 words maximum)  describing the following topics:

    1. Describe your rationale for applying to a graduate program in (insert program title here) and your professional goals related to this course of study.
    2. What are some of the challenges that face educators in public education today? How might continued study support you in mediating these challenges or supporting possible solutions in your context?
    3. Describe a trend in education and your perception of its effects for learners and systems of education.
    4. Reflecting on your career in education to this point
    5. Describe a success that you experienced and why you considered this experience a success.
    6. Describe a situation that did not result in a positive outcome and what you might have done differently.

Additional information and links to forms at:

Minimum Credit Hours 36
Major Requirements 36
Major Requirements
ED S627Educational Research3
ED S637Introduction to Educational Leadership9
ED S638Curriculum and Instructional Leadership I3
ED S639Curriculum and Instructional Leadership II3
ED S690Educational leadership II9
ED S691Internship: (Superintendent I)3
ED S691Internship: (Superintendent II)3
ED S698Master's Research Project or Portfolio3
Total Credits36

Degree: MED Educational Leadership

1. Articulate, maintain and develop a philosophy of education that they also demonstrate in practice.

2. Understand how human development affects learning and apply that understanding to practice.

3. Differentiate instruction with respect for individual & cultural characteristics.

4. Candidates Possess current academic knowledge.

5. Facilitate learning by using assessment to guide planning, instruction and modification of teaching practice.

6. Create and manage a stimulating, inclusive and safe learning community in which students take intellectual risks and work independently and collaboratively.

7. Work as partners with parents, families and community.

8. Develop and maintain professional, moral, and ethical attitudes, behaviors, relationships and habits of mind.

9. Use technology effectively, creatively and wisely.