Towson University helps create the best schools in Maryland and the region by preparing
the most-qualified teachers.
The master’s degree in Transformational Educational Leadership (with embedded courses
for Administrator I certification) prepares you to be a dynamic and effective leader
in America’s schools. We promote an expanded view of leadership that includes leading
from the classroom as well as the traditional school administrator pathway.
The 36-credit (12 course) master’s program is designed for educators with at least
three years of experience who desire to be leaders in classroom or administrative
roles. Students complete six required courses and six electives in leadership or instructional
content areas. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
The master’s program is available on the main Towson University campus in suburban
Baltimore, at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, through school
district cohorts, and completely online.
Credits from the following certificates may be applied as electives toward the M.S.
in Transformational Educational Leadership. These programs are available through school
district and organizational cohorts.
The education field is constantly changing. There is a critical need for leaders who
can thrive amidst these changes and create learning communities that support success
for all students and faculty. If you are a certified teacher or licensed professional,
the M.S. in Transformational Educational Leadership will support your career goals
with advanced training in school and district leadership.
The M.S. in Transformational Educational Leadership offers:
A real-world curriculum centered on meeting today’s and tomorrow’s educational challenges
A faculty with extensive school district and academic experience
Internships personalized to your areas of professional interest
Flexible formats with online, hybrid, and face-to-face options
Faculty and student learning communities providing networking and support
Multiple opportunities to exercise leadership in your own school from the first course
in the program
Towson University’s history and reputation in preparing excellent educational leaders
ready to future challenges
Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for those seekingAdministrator I certification
Knowledgeable faculty mentors with significant administrative, leadership, and teaching
Convenient main campus and off-campus locations at TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE),
the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, and at school locations throughout
the state facilitated by theTowson Learning Network, and completely online
Pre-internship school-based leadership experiences integrated into every course
Strong content focus on: –Building collaborative school cultures –Ensuring safe school environments –Promoting social and emotional learning –Leading diverse and inclusive schools –Embedding an equity lens at the core of a school’s work –Using evidence to make instructional decisions –Engaging families and communities as partners in increasing student learning –Advocating effective and equitable policies to decision makers based on student learning