Master of Education in Education Leadership

Students can earn a Master of Education in addition to the K-12 Principal or the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate.  Although students do not need to have a master’s degree to enter the certificate programs, they can enroll in the degree program at the same time.   

In addition to the 24 credits for the K-12 Principal or Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certificate programs, students are required to take 12 credits to receive a Master of Education.   

Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: After completing the K-12 Principal or Supervisor of Curriculum and instruction certificate programs, the students can take the additional required 12 credits (4 courses) on their preferred timeline  
  • Time Commitment: This is a part-time program  
  • Term of Enrollment: Summer/ 
  • Course Requirements: 36 credits 
  • Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Admissions Requirements: GRE Exam Not Required

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Program Details

By drawing on the University of Pittsburgh’s vast resources, the Master of Education degree program in School Leadership will offer practical, real-world experiences to improve student learning and achievement based on cutting-edge research. 

Degree Requirements

A four-credit internship will provide students with hands-on, real-world experiences.


  • Valid teaching certificate 
  • Demonstrated teacher leadership in your school 
  • Completed application for the certificate program and the master’s degree  
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience (three years preferred) by the beginning of the program. 

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Education in School Leadership program work in leadership positions in schools. Many students choose to pair the MEd program with the K-12 Principal or the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate.