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Washington State University
College of Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership faculty across the WSU system have developed a series to help educational leaders: Leading Tips: Little moments, big impact.

Preparing Future Leaders

Today’s education requires more than just the status quo. That’s where we come in!

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NOTE: Degree and certification programs in Educational Leadership do not accept state of Washington tuition waivers. This includes the following graduate programs: Ed.M., M.A., Ed.D., and Ph.D., as well as these certification programs: principal, program administrator, and superintendent.


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

This is the most prestigious statewide program for K-12 leaders. This is a statewide, cohort-based program to improve schools and promote the learning of all children.

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Master of Education (Ed.M.)

Our Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Educational Leadership is a non-thesis program designed for those preparing for K-12 leadership positions.

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Certification programs

Programs (Superintendent, Principal, Program Administrator) that prepare school leaders to improve student learning in a variety of school environments.

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