Masters of Education in Educational Leadership


Program Description

An online master’s degree of education in educational leadership from the University of Zambia will prepare you for the next step in your career as a licensed teacher.

As part of our E-Campus, we will provide you with specialized online training and skills required to increase your expertise in areas such as strategic planning, law, governance, leadership, and finance. In addition, this educational management degree is delivered through subjects designed to teach you the fundamentals of educational leadership, including educational leadership theories and strategies, educational leadership challenges and opportunities, as well as governance and administration in education.

Once you graduate, you will obtain a master's degree in education administration, PLUS all the tools necessary to successfully manage a modern educational institution, and explore many rewarding career options.

Required Courses

  • IDE501 - Research Methods in Education
  • IDE502 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
  • IDE503 - Communication Methods in Instruction
  • IDE504 - Philosophy of Education
  • IDE511 - Learning Theory
  • IDE512 - Foundations of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • IDE513 - Learning Principles in Instruction
  • IDE521 - Theories & Models of Instructional Systems Design
  • IDE522 - Emerging Trends in Technologies and Distributed Learning
  • IDE541 - Educational Leadership Theories and Strategies
  • IDE542 - Educational Leadership Challenges and Opportunities
  • IDE543 - Governance and Administration in Education
  • IDE600 - M.Ed Master Thesis


At the University of Zambia, you’re now able to undertake a unique master’s degree in education administration via online learning – ranked amongst the top courses around the globe. By joining our E-Campus course, you will have the flexibility to study at a time that suits you, while being exposed to the intricacies and details of the degree in educational leadership. You will study fundamentals such as: foundations of curriculum, instruction & assessment, educational leadership theories and strategies, communication methods in instruction, learning principles in instruction, and more.

By studying the MA with specialization in educational leadership with UNZA, you’ll graduate with practical and theoretical training and exposure to the skills needed for a thriving career in the educational sector.

Admission Requirements

  • Simply submit a copy of your transcripts with your application online:
    • Online application
    • A bachelors degree from a recognized institution
    • 5 O’Level results including English with a Satisfactory score
  • Simply submit a copy of your transcripts.
  • International Students Welcome:
    • International students must meet the same admissions requirements
    • Visa not required


This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students to immediately apply the skills, knowledge, and competencies.

Tuition and Fees

M.Ed. - All Specializations

  Zambian Nationals International Students
Application Fee 200 ZMK 40 USD
Fee Per Subject 3,000 ZMK 350 USD
Thesis 5,000 ZMK 500 USD
E-Library Fee Included Included
Technology Fee Included Included

Why Choose Us for Your Degree in Educational Leadership?

By choosing to undertake online studies with the University of Zambia, you’ll benefit from an easy-to-access online learning platform that’s available 24/7 for your convenience, while acquiring one of the top online educational leadership degrees available. 

We decided to feature educational leadership challenges and opportunities in a course geared towards educational leadership theories and strategies, which means this educational management degree will prepare you for taking a key role in the operations of educational institutions and oversee the work of instructors so that students can achieve their established academic objectives. So if your goal is to conquer the educational sector, whether it is as an instructional coordinator or a school principal within an educational institution, the master's degree in educational leadership will take you there.


What are the types of Educational Leadership?

There are 4 primary types of educational leadership in the education industry: servant leadership, transactional leadership, emotional leadership, and transformational leadership. The master's degree in educational leadership with UNZA exposes you to each of these so you can make a significant positive impact in your chosen field.

What Can I Do with a Masters in Educational Leadership?

Having an MA degree in educational leadership can land you a number of administrative positions such as: school principal, university registrar, district administrator, college provost, or instructional coordinator.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

The University of Zambia has produced more than 100,000 graduates and contributed to research and technological development for local and international communities. It has more than 100 collaborative ... Read More

The University of Zambia has produced more than 100,000 graduates and contributed to research and technological development for local and international communities. It has more than 100 collaborative agreements with renowned universities worldwide. The motto of the University, Service and Excellence has guided the development of the University since its inception. Read less
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