The Educational Leadership program is committed to preparing educators to be effective school leaders, professors, and policymakers and offers degrees and licensure for PK-12 school leadership.
The Educational Leadership programs are designed for working professionals. Most students in the program are practicing teachers and administrators, and the majority of classes are offered in the evenings during the regular academic year. Additionally, many classes are offered via interactive distance education.
Students from other disciplines are encouraged to pursue administrative licensure or enroll in our courses as electives.
Meet our Faculty
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program at the University of Iowa College of Education has been ranked number 16 by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 Best Online Graduate Education Programs category, up from number 17 in 2016.
DaVida Anderson, a graduate student in higher education and student affairs, and Dellyssa Edinboro, a graduate student in educational policy and leadership, have been named 2017 Obermann Graduate Fellows.
In 2015, the School Administrators of Iowa recognized Julie Trepa, principal at Paul Norton Elementary in Bettendorf, as the Elementary Principal of the Year, no small feat in a state with more than 1,200 elementary schools.