MA, Educational Leadership

"The Educational Leadership program is much more than a Master’s degree. The experiences a student has in the program, reflects research, daily practices, relationships, and an understanding of public school administration that are not found in other programs."

-Dr. Kent Shellenberger
Superintendent of Bethany Public Schools, SNU MAEL Instructor,
and 2014 Oklahoma Education Hall of Fame Inductee


Program Overview

Earn your Masters in Educational Leadership at Southern Nazarene University


The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) Program is designed for educators - teachers, counselors, coaches - who want the knowledge and degree necessary to become principals and superintendents.  Learn from instructors who are currently working and leading in public education in Oklahoma.  Courses such as School Law, School Finance, Community & Culture and Leadership will give you the knowledge and practical experience you need to prepare for your certification tests and to become a school administrator.

For more information contact 405.491.6346 or mael@snu.edu.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 62 Wednesday nights of class on a set, pre-determined cohort calendar, 6-10pm
  • All-inclusive administration 36 credit hour program; Elementary, Mid-level, Secondary and Superintendent included
  • Optional technology package with training, includes: iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air, external hard drive, DSLR Camera, Printer, Bose Speakers, Apple TV, Hotspot
  • Qualifies for Stafford Loan Forgiveness program for Teachers up to $17,500.  Your degree could be "free" based on your current assignment
  • SNU Scholarships Available

View MAEL Course Descriptions and Sequence

Download MAEL Brochure


OBJECTIVES/GOALS:

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is based on the following Ten Principles of Leadership. It is the goal of this program to develop individuals committed to:

  • Truth
  • Openness
  • Efficiency
  • Personhood
  • Community
  • Professionalism
  • Democracy
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Progress

SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for admission to the MAEL program are as follows:

1. MAEL Program Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience or approval from the MAEL Director based on experience in an education field or plans for your professional future in an educational field
  • Recommendations from three sources
  • Completion of the student profile form (including essay)
  • If your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required. It may be taken at any university testing center. The S.N.U. Testing Center (405.491.6323) gives the test by appointment for only $65.00. Please arrange the appointment a minimum of three (3) weeks in advance.

    For more information about The Miller Analogies Test, Click Here!

2. Graduate College Requirements

  • Completed application form along with a one-time, non-refundable APPLICATION FEE of $35.00
  • Transcripts documenting coursework from all colleges and universities attended mailed to SNU. (SNU graduates need not request the SNU transcript.)