The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership is designed for the educational professional who desires to be equipped for the various facets associated with school administration.  This program includes requirements that are applicable to a variety of school settings, however, primary emphasis is upon Christian schools.







Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company


Admissions Requirements

The student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions




 Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Communicate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically-based truth in school leadership.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of strategies, issues, and trends that enhance effective school environments.
  • Develop, implement, and assess strategies of organizational structure that reflect best practices while meeting a variety of legal and accreditation requirements.
  • Lead in the design, implementation, and assessment of effective learning environments for a diverse student population.
  • Integrate technologies appropriate for personal productivity, school-wide communication, instructional enhancement, and student development.
  • Critically evaluate and communicate educational topics to faculty and colleagues that reflect current research and contemporary trends.


Summary of Required Hours

Education Studies 12
Professional Studies 18
Applied Electives 6
Total 36

Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful leaders who obey the Great Commandment, fulfill the Great Commission, and live abundant lives for the glory of God.