Master'sEducational Leadership

Wichita State’s Master of Education (MEd) in educational leadership combines cohort learning and real-world experience and mentorships in school settings—helping educators take the next step in their careers as licensed school administrators, as well as preparing them to pursue a Ed.D. or Ph.D.

Learn how Educational Leadership is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Basic admission requirements include:

  • A 3.0 minimum GPA in the last 60 credit hours of coursework
  • Submission of official college transcripts
  • Three references
  • Evidence of education licensure and accredited experience
  • Professional resume and statement of goals
  • Mentorship agreement letter from a building principal

For complete admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Student works to reform juvenile justice policy

After several years teaching English to children in the Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention Facility, Kristi Arends felt compelled to do more.

She enrolled in the Educational Leadership program, which allowed her to apply the theoretical knowledge in the classroom to practical school situations -- and eventually to become a passionate advocate for juvenile justice reform.


The MEd in educational leadership is a two-year degree program consisting of 33 credit hours—including extensive practicum experience in area schools. Students who complete this program and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment are eligible for Building Leadership endorsement from the Kansas Department of Education.


A graduate degree from Wichita State’s College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and on your career.

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