Press Release

Franklin University Introduces its New Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (September 14, 2022)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Leadership with focus areas in K-12 Building-Level Leadership and Higher Education Leadership to its latest School of Education offerings. Today’s announcement adds to the University’s expanding School of Education bachelor’s and graduate offerings including M.S. Instruction Design & Learning Technology, Doctor of Education in Organization Leadership (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Professional Studies – Instructional Design Leadership.

Online learners in Franklin’s M.Ed. program are taught by real-world practitioners who contribute to student achievement. Aligned with guiding principles from education leaders, Franklin’s M.Ed. in Education Leadership is equipped to lead learners in today’s collaborative and highly regulated education environment. While recognizing the impact education leaders have on the next generation of learners, Franklin is proud to help support its M.Ed. learners by announcing an automatic $2000 Smart Start Scholarship award for new students entering its program.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership K-12 Building-Level Leadership Focus
The online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a focus in K-12 Building-Level Leadership provides learners with industry-standard knowledge to become effective leaders in education. Aligned with standards set forth by the National Educational Leadership Preparation Program (NELP), learners develop a deep understanding of what constitutes an education leader, key responsibilities, and the significance of ethics, laws, and values included in this role.

Designed for the busy working adult, Franklin’s convenient online courses are equipped to challenge learners while making a difference that extends beyond the school’s walls. 

Franklin’s Educational Leadership K-12 Building-Level Leadership provides leaders with a specific focus area course while diving into the curriculum and intervention strategies that help students excel in supportive, culturally responsive, and inclusive cultures within the elementary, middle, and high school environments. As Franklin challenges its learners within the program, learners then become prepared leaders, ending the program with its capstone research project, which includes a required “school improvement” development plan, addressing leadership, management, and educational issues through the lens of one’s master’s level studies.

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Higher Education Leadership Focus
Franklin’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership with a focus in Higher Education Leadership is a theory-to-practice program, designed to provide skills in leading and managing culture, people, and programs that support the development and well-being of learners.

Advancing higher education leaders for qualified roles faster, Franklin’s streamlined 12-month, 100% online program is tailored to fit the busy working adult with its one class at a time model.

Through Franklin’s focus area course, learners are provided with a deep dive into student affairs theory and practice. This specific focus defines how mission, governance, and culture impact the delivery of services to students. Applying this knowledge, learners are then set up with strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners, along with collaborating with stakeholders, and methods to enhance student learning and development.

To learn more about Franklin’s theory-to-practice perspective on leadership in higher education, click here:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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