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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

For more information about the Educational Leadership graduate program:

Dr. David Thompson
thomsond@k-state.edu

Educational Leadership

The College of Education offers a full program of educational leadership graduate studies culminating in the M.S. and Ed.D. degrees. The programmatic focus is on developing leaders in educational settings, with an emphasis on P-12 settings. For most graduates, program focus leads to professional building or district licensure as a school principal or superintendent.


M.S. in Educational Leadership

This is a professional degree program principally for preparing skilled practitioners. Students who desire a building-level (principal) endorsement should select this degree/program to meet the requirements of the state of Kansas for professional licensure. Additionally, students who intend to assume other significant leadership roles in public schools, apart from professional licensure, should consider this degree.

→ M.S. in Educational Leadership Program booklet (PDF)

Admissions Standards Self-Survey (PDF)

Alignment Matrix Worksheet (PDF)

Student Learning Outcomes and Summary Report – Building Leadership (PDF)

Educational Administration and Leadership Assessment


Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

This is a professional degree program principally for preparing skilled practitioners. Students who do not already hold a district-level (superintendent) endorsement may tailor course work in their emphasis area to meet that license requirement. Each student’s program of study is individualized with the approval of the major professor and the supervisory committee to optimize the student’s interests, expertise, and goals.

→ Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program booklet (PDF)

Admissions Standards Self-Survey (PDF)

Alignment Matrix Worksheet (PDF)

→ Student Learning Outcomes and Summary Report – District Leadership (PDF)

Educational Administration and Leadership Assessment