Educational Leadership

The Keene State College Educational Leadership programs meet New Hampshire certification competencies for Principal (grades K-12). KSC offers 2 Educational Leadership program options:

  • Master of Education degree with endorsement for NH Department of Education  Principal (K-12) certification credential
  • Post-Master’s NH-approved certification program with endorsement to the NH Department of Education to confer Principal (K-12) certification credential

School principals are leaders who function in many roles to meet the diverse needs of individuals and groups in an increasingly complex society and a rapidly evolving world. To lead effectively, school principals must be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and ethical understandings necessary to create an environment that promotes human potential in terms of learning and citizenship.

An integral component of the program is the thorough development of each student’s understanding of what makes organizations effective: motivation, human development, learning, and learning styles; and mediation and conflict resolution, oral and written communication, and delegation.

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Apply to this program using the Application for Graduate Study in Education

Financing Your Education

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE for the Post-Master’s Certification Program: Educational Leadership


NH Dept. of Education CERTIFICATION STANDARDS for this program are listed as “Principal Instructional Leader”

Please contact the Graduate Studies Office, , for additional information about these programs.