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Educational Leadership School District/Building Online

Master of Science / Advanced Certificate
Online Program

Overview of Educational Leadership School District/Building Online Program

The Educational Leadership School District/Building program focuses on the development of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead educational communities and nonprofit organizations. 

Niagara University’s educational leadership program is a CAEP-accredited graduate program that prepares candidates for leadership roles. The educational leadership program focuses on the development of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead educational communities and nonprofit organizations. Individuals enrolled in the programs come from small, large, rural and urban school districts, as well as varying communities and represent a rich diversity that adds depth and breadth to the Niagara experience.

Niagara’s educational leadership program is fully online, and is offered in these programs

Programs are practical and based on current theory and research. The program is aligned to NELP standards for educational leadership.

Flexible 100% Online Video Conference

The NU educational leadership programs are delivered online, synchronously using video conferencing.

  • Video conferencing allows for a face-to-face exchange between students and professors.
  • There are scheduled meeting times for each class, and no requirement to come to campus for any classes.
  • The program operates on a three-semester basis: fall, spring, and summer.
  • The master schedule of class offerings is published years in advance, allowing candidates to map out their entire sequence.

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Why Educational Leadership Online at NU?


Enrolled candidates are from all across New York State, including New York City. Classes consist of a vibrant mix of gender, race, and ethnicity. Many candidates have doctoral degrees.


The graduate tuition for the educational leadership program is competitively priced as an online program. Program candidates, depending on individual circumstances, may be eligible for financial aid.


Program instructors are exceptionally well qualified. The program is based on NELP standards and is focused on the practical application of leadership. All instructors are, or have been, practicing practitioners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gregory J. Woytila
Completing my master’s in administration at Niagara was the best decision I have made. The classes in the leadership program develop students into well-rounded thinkers prepared to solve the complex questions facing school administrators. The faculty use diverse and innovative teaching methods to encourage students to work with others to understand “real-life issues” that they will face in the world of K-12 administration
Gregory J. Woytila
Superintendent, North Tonawanda City School District


Dean of Students
District Administrator
Instructional Coordinator
University Registrar


Educational Leadership
Faculty & Staff


James Mills

Dr. James Mills
Program Coordinator

Dr. James N.


Faculty Fellow & Program Coordinator

Phone: 716.286.8553



Dr. Lori


Program Coordinator

Phone: 716-286-8551