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Educational Leadership Masters Degree

Educational Leadership Masters Degree

Bob Jones University’s accredited Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree will equip you with the relevant theories, practical outcomes, and transformational skillsets to more effectively lead your staff and school.

Next Start
Jun. 3
Cost Per Credit

Leaders are responsible for those they lead, and will give a greater account to God for how they used their position in leadership. That’s why with BJU’s educational leadership program, you’ll learn not only the technical skills to be an excellent leader, but also the biblical truths that transform your character.

And with the program’s flexible option of distance learning available through SCOPE, you’ll be able to continue working where God has placed you.


BJU’s master’s program in educational leadership equips you to be an excellent instructional leader in varied educational settings.

You’ll begin your program by exploring the historical and philosophical foundations of American education. As you broaden your perspective, you’ll begin formulating and expressing your own educational theory, practice and philosophy of Christian school management. You’ll also learn how to implement the various business principles of running an educational institution, from finance to philosophy to personnel development to decision making.

In addition, you’ll explore educational technologies and learn how to use them in a variety of settings. You’ll learn how to construct tests and develop testing programs and how to interpret test results and other educational data so you can better meet students’ educational needs.

Throughout your time in the program, you’ll build your leadership portfolio with coursework and practical hands-on experience through the capstone’s action research project. Most importantly, you’ll be equipped with a well-rounded education from a biblical worldview that will benefit and guide you for years to come.

This program is designed to expand your skillset and extend your professional reach, but does not lead to state licensure. During your studies in this program, your faculty can advise you about pursuing licensure if that is one of your goals. 


All of our courses are online and are designed for the busy professional. You will be able to listen to lectures, participate in discussions, and complete practical projects at a time and place that works best for your schedule.

Course Description
Students will be able to:
  • Apply readings and research findings in areas of instructional leadership and Christian school management.
  • Acquire skills to initiate, supervise and lead spiritual, instructional and management principles in Christian schools.
  • Develop biblical based philosophies of instructional leadership and management practices.
  • Apply knowledge of content areas and curriculum goals to design, supervise and assess appropriate instruction in the Christian school.
  • Integrate appropriate technology and resources to support instruction in the Christian school.
  • Demonstrate skill in critical thinking, problem solving and leading stakeholders.
Cost & Financial Aid
Educational Leadership courses cost $450 per credit.

The total program cost for 33 credits is $14,850.

To be considered for federal financial aid, talk to a financial aid counselor.

Students who are current teachers or administrators at Christian schools are eligible for a 50% tuition discount.

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