Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership

George Fox University Educational Leadership students

A Master of Education in Educational Leadership equips educators with the skills, knowledge and vision needed to be a school administrator.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates who wish to be recommended for an Oregon Initial Administrator License must meet additional conditions that are not required in the Educational Leadership program:

  • Admission into the Principal License Program (this requires a minimum of three years of verifiable full-time classroom teaching experience)
  • Administrative Practicum at both the elementary and secondary levels

Candidates may be concurrently admitted into both the Master of Education program and the Principal License Program provided they have the three years of classroom teaching experience.

MEd with Educational Leadership Specialization Requirements

Core Requirements – (15 hours; must be completed through George Fox)

  • MEDU 510 Foundations of Educational Practice – 2 credit hours
  • MEDU 520 Curriculum & Assessment – 3 credit hours
  • MEDU 530 Overview of Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methodology – 3 credit hours
  • MEDU 540 Action Research I – 2 credit hours
  • MEDU 541 Action Research II – 2 credit hours
  • MEDU 543 Ethical Perspectives in Educational Leadership – 3 credit hours

Educational Leadership (PL) Specialization (15 hours)

  • ADMN 540 Leadership in Education – 3 credit hours
  • ADMN 542 Legal Perspectives on Educational Policy and Finance – 3 credit hours
  • ADMN 544 Instructional Supervision – 3 credit hours
  • ADMN 546 Managing Instructional Budgets – 1 credit hour
  • ADMN 547 Portfolio Capstone – 1 credit hour
  • ADMN 548 Initial Administrator Practicum I – 2 credit hours
  • ADMN 549 Initial Administrator Practicum II – 2 credit hours
For complete course listings and information, please see the George Fox Graduate Catalog


Marc Shelton Program Information:
Marc Shelton, EdD
Interim Director, Administrative Licensure, MEd Programs
Office: 503-554-2869


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MEd Admissions Counselor

Phone: 503-554-6027