St. Bonaventure University

MSEd In Educational Leadership


This 30-credit hour degree is designed for elementary and secondary teachers or counselors seeking positions as school building administrators at some time in their careers (additional courses are required for district level certification).

The Future of Educational Leadership


Transformational change in a school begins with one person. Through St. Bonaventure’s Educational Leadership program, that one person is you.    

At St. Bonaventure, we understand that our world needs school and district leaders who are trained in critical reflection and are dedicated to improving opportunities for all students. Our program is more than a certificate or advanced degree – we empower future leaders through critical inquiry, reflection and dynamic leadership strategies.  

Lead Your School. Inspire Your Students. Three Programs for School Leadership.

Instructional Delivery that meets you where you are.


We know the challenges of completing an advanced degree while balancing full time school work and home life. St. Bonaventure’s Educational Leadership Program offers two formats.  

Hybrid Format

Courses are online and meet three Saturdays during the semester in person.

Fully Online Format

Courses are fully online, with opportunities to connect with your professor and class members virtually.

Hybrid or Online – the choice is yours. 

For information on how to save 20% on graduate tuition with the Dean’s Scholarship, click here.

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    Stump presents paper at global leadership conference in Canada

    Oct 31, 2019 |

    Dr. J. Douglas Stump, assistant professor of educational leadership, presented a paper Oct. 24 at the International Leadership Association's Global Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    Representatives from 31 counties attended. 

    Stump's presentation was part of a discussion on leadership identities on college campuses, and his paper was titled "The Challenges of Student Peer Leadership: Community Builders and Campus Bureaucrats." 

    The paper and presentation were based on his research on what university students experience when placed in leadership roles.