Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership
The mission of the Creighton University graduate Educational Leadership programs is to equip qualified candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve schools as teacher-leaders or administrators. The Jesuit values of cura personalis, magis, reflective leadership, and Ad Majorum Dei Glorium are found at the core of each course.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FACULTY
The creative, diverse Educational Leadership faculty members at Creighton have served public and private, rural and urban PK - 12 schools as successful administrators and special program directors. The faculty is committed to individualizing instruction to meet the needs of each candidate, as well as program advising and mentoring on the job. Courses provide a theoretical academic base and the opportunity to apply the skills required of ethical, articulate, and decisive leaders.
Applicants for the M.S. in Educational Leadership are to meet the following criteria in order to be officially accepted into the Creighton University program:
1. Completed application and application fee.
2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
3. Three letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application!). The
recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who can testify
to character and leadership abilities.
4. A vitae detailing career experiences.
5. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
6. Notarized Felony Convictions/Mental Capacity Statement Form.
7. Two years of successful teaching experience (may be in progress as course work begins).
8. An essay describing personal goals, areas of interest in education, and career plans.
9. A satisfactory background check
After all of the above have been submitted, a structured personal interview will be conducted.
Accepted students MUST submit a satisfactory background check through OneSource before they will be allowed to register for classes.
"I value the advocacy of each of my teachers in the Educational Leadership Program. Long after I stopped writing tuition checks to Creighton University, they continue to be visible and intentional advocates for me personally and professionally."
St. Robert Bellarmine School
"Creighton's Educational Leadership Program focuses on developing future school leaders through the lens of the Jesuit Charisms. Small class size, dedicated instructors, and a well-developed curriculum create a truly exemplary program."
St. Cecilia Cathedral School
"I have nothing but high praise for the Educational Leadership Program at Creighton University. The information and skills that I gained have been an asset to me as a school principal. The professors really worked to make the course material relevant and informative. I always felt that they cared for me personally, and wanted me to be a success both in their classes and in the school setting. My time spent at CU was invaluable and helped me to understand what it means to be a school leader."
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
"My preparation for school leadership at Creighton was much more than just learnimg the skills and knowledge needed to manage a school. It was about being a servant leader who is guided by faith-based core values. My professors were excellent models of these charisms for me. They were mentors and relationhip-builders who took interest in my growth even after I had graduated."
Millard Central Middle School & Millard Middle School Alternative Program
"The value of Creighton's Educational Leadership Program is immeasurable - For me, the small class sizes created a collaborative and collegial atmosphere that established relationships among faculty and peers that will last a lifetime."
Teacher, Mount Michael Benedictine School
Doctoral student University of Nebraska-Omaha
"As a graduate of Creighton University's Educational Leadership Program, I feel well equipped to handle the diverse demands of of an elementary school principal, mother, and community member. Family, faith, and education have all been an important part of my life and Creighton fostered the knowledge, skills, and dispositions I needed to be the best I can be in each of those areas. Creighton was and has continued to be a positive part of my life."
Diane R. Bradford
Principal, Bell Field Elementary
"One of the things I enjoyed most about the program was the variety of experiences brought to the classroom. My classmates came from Catholic schools, public schools, rural schools, urban schools, small schools, large schools. Professors facilitated a lot of interaction, and included numerous field trips and guest speakers, so we could see examples of quality leadership beyond our own particular school setting."
Curriculum Director and Mathematics Teacher
Mercy High School, Omaha
Masters Degree from Creighton 2004