Master of Science in Education: Specialization in Educational Leadership

Accomplish your professional ambitions, live your purpose, and earn your Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership (MSEL) online at California Baptist University. The MSEL is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of leadership required for professional excellence as trainers, teachers, school counselors and school psychologists, early childhood specialists, administrators, and designers. This program will prepare candidates to excel in their career and calling by providing a purposeful balance between theories, research and practice.

Dr. Mitch Hovey,  Ed.D.
  Mitch Hovey, Ed.D., Program Director

 

The Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree will prepare students to advance their proficiency as well as their professions as trainers, teachers, counselors, curriculum developers, administrators, designers and leaders in a range of educational settings and capacities. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and value, explore expanded career options, and work toward professional goals as effective educators with specialized expertise. Graduates will not only be prepared to advance professionally, but to contribute actively to the body of knowledge in the field of education.

 

  • Online or Hybrid options
  • Accelerated - Three Semesters per year - Finish Your Degree in 12 Months
  • A Professional Degree in the Field of Education
  • Flexible - Complete Coursework Around Your Schedule
  • Financial Assistance Options Available for Those Who Qualify

Designed For Working Professionals

CBU’s Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership (MSEL) program is uniquely designed for working professionals looking to advance their skills and leadership qualities, as well as careers. Offering both online and hybrid courses, students can complete coursework around their own schedule. The MSEL is an accelerated program with classes that meet once a week for eight weeks, which allows students the opportunity to graduate in just 12 months if attending fulltime. A Master's of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree from CBU will increase opportunities for career advancement, improve professional competencies, and further develop leadership skills. 

The Classroom Experience

With small, interactive classes, MSEL students receive individual attention from dedicated instructors while also learning from the diverse experiences and perspectives of fellow scholars. This intimate environment encourages students to develop interpersonal and team-building skills, while also developing networks and supportive relationships. Emphasizing experiential learning through practical application of theory, MSEL coursework incorporates hands-on assignments based on real-world classroom and learning scenarios.

A Rigorous Curriculum of Relevant Study

The Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership at CBU Online and Professional Studies offers curriculum that balances theory, practice and research — allowing students to understand the application of concepts in resolving real-world instructional challenges. Blending key areas of study in human growth and development, theories of learning, curriculum design, and research methods, coursework integrates multiple disciplines while allowing students to identify and build on individual strengths to achieve specific professional goals.

Exceptional Faculty, Learn From Leaders

Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership students benefit from the individual attention and support of the outstanding faculty at CBU. Veteran educators with a broad range of specialties and experience in institutions around the world bring an international perspective as well as working knowledge of current theory, models and practice into the classroom, and into the hands of students. Mentors as well as instructors, MSEL professors work closely with candidates from the first day of class through graduation. Expect your professors to challenge you, inspire you, and, most importantly, support your success.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about the many rewarding opportunities that come with the MSEL, please attend an upcoming Information Session or contact admissions at 951.343.3900 or via email cbuonline@calbaptist.edu.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • A minimum of 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University and why you are personally suited for teaching
    • Factors that will make applicant a good MSEL Studies candidate

     

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.5 GPA for conditional admission consideration.
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • 33 units to graduate
  • Per unit cost is $575
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Masters of Science in Education: Specialization in Educational Leadership

Master of Science in Education: Specialization in Educational Leadership Major Program (33 units)

Core Requirements (15 units)

Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues
Theories of Learning and Teaching
Curriculum Theory and Development
Survey of Educational Research
International and Comparative Education

Specialization Requirements (18 units)

Introduction to Educational Leadership
Program Development and Evaluation
School Law and Finance
Policy, Governance and Community Relations
School Site Leadership and Organizational Development
Personnel Leadership and Development

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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