Start a path to a fulfilling career where you’ll realize change at the school and community levels. This program will prepare you with the wide breadth of knowledge necessary to create a school learning environment that is cooperative, safe, and welcoming. You will learn how to collaborate across communities and stakeholder groups, become well-versed in current educational issues and how to overcome them and gain awareness of the legal, financial and political dimensions of schools and school districts.

Leadership for Educational Organizations with Principal License

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver’s MA in Leadership for Educational Organizations (LEO-MA) degree with principal licensure prepares district leaders for future ready schools. With CU Denver’s excellent reputation and our expert and supportive faculty, you’ll start a path to a fulfilling career as an elementary, middle or high school principal or administrator where you’ll realize change at school and community levels. You’ll learn how to encourage diversity and social justice, develop a vision for a successful school and attain the real-world knowledge necessary to help you apply it.

Leadership for Educational Organizations with Principal License - Educational Specialist

Degree Earned: EdS Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver’s EdS in Leadership for Educational Organizations with principal licensure is designed for individuals whose next career goal is to become a school principal. It is a professional degree that is well suited for individuals who already have a master’s degree plus a teaching license or a master’s degree with a special services license. With CU Denver’s expert and supportive faculty, you’ll start a path to a fulfilling career as an elementary, middle or high school principal. You’ll develop the skills critical to success as a leader, and learn to encourage diversity, equity and social justice.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity - Executive Leadership

Degree Earned: EdD License Campus: CU Denver CU Denver's Doctor of Education (EdD) concentration in executive leadership offers a unique opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in schools and other educational organizations in public, private and nonprofit environments to study with nationally and internationally known scholars and practitioners. You will explore leadership frameworks and identify specific problems of practice. Synthesize your knowledge and skills around topics that will help you manage talent and finances, build strategic partnerships, lead innovation and change and plan for future ready schools and organizations.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development - Leadership for Educational Organizations

Degree Earned: PhD Campus: CU Denver ​Educators and policy-makers agree that school leadership makes the difference in how schools succeed in improving learning outcomes for all students. CU Denver’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education and Human Development concentration in leadership for educational organizations prepares candidates to assume research and teaching positions in institutions of higher education or research-based organizations to contribute to this growing evidence base that explores education leadership questions in-depth.

Principal License

Degree Earned: License Campus: CU Denver Online Are you a licensed elementary or secondary educator interested in obtaining a principal license? School principals can have a tremendous impact on the success of students, teachers, schools and districts. Your path to leadership begins here at CU Denver in our Leadership for Educational Organizations (LEO) program. Here, you will develop in-depth understanding about leadership roles and responsibilities, contemporary educational issues, and collaboration within and across communities. You will also develop a thorough awareness of the legal, financial and political dimensions of schools and school districts.