Master of Education, Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership (MED-EDLD) for students pursuing a Type B Administrative Certificate endorsement from the State of Alaska.

  • Student pursuing a first masters are required to complete both the foundation core and the principal core courses for a total of 36 credits 


There are two different admission requirements; one for UAA and one for the COE program.

Recommended Progression of Studies

On a case by case basis, the program will review courses from other accredited universities to ensure that they meet the course and content guidelines of our core theory classes. Students are required to complete at least three of the core theory courses prior to applying for or being enrolled in the field experience internships/seminar classes.

The Educational Leadership courses are all web based courses, unless otherwise noted. Candidates meet with their instructor at pre-determined times on Blackboard Collaborate each week. Access to, and familiarity with, web based technology is essential. Visit UAA Distance Education website for more information. Or the College of Education Technology website

The College of Education is now required to maintain an electronic depository for key student assignments. We are using an application called TaskStream for this purpose. Key assignment(s) for this class will be posted on TaskStream. Please use the TaskStream Tutorial Guides to get started.


Go to Degree Works to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year or contact our Student Services office at 907-786-4401 to schedule an advising appointment.  




Form Name Description
Application for Admission - Ed Leadership Program Application - EDL Application to the programs offered through Educational Leadership
Field Experience Rating Form - EDL ED Leadership Field Experience Rating Form - Used by references for program candidates
Internship Application - EDL Principal ED Leadership Principal's Internship Application


Faculty and Staff

Name Title Phone Office
Agatha John-Shields Term Assistant Professor, Education 786-4431 PSB 223A
Ed McLain, Ed.D Associate Professor, Graduate Studies & MEd 952-8940 PSB 206M
Gina Pastos, M.Ed. Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership 786-4335 PSB 206G