Potential MAEDL Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 18-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • EDL-500: Effective Leadership: From Theory to Practice (3 credits)
  • EDL-510: The Inquiry Process: A Framework (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • EDL-520: Standards-Based Curriculum Development, Pre K-12 (3 credits)
  • EDL-530: Critical Issues in Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Pre K-12 (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • EDL-540: Curriculum Leadership and Supervision (3 credits)
  • EDL-550: School Law (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
  • EDL-660: Human Resources Administration (3 credits)
  • EDL-670: Technology for Instruction and Administration (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • EDL-680: Budget Forecasting and Fiscal Planning (3 credits)
  • EDL-700: Field-based Practicum (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • EDL-690: Developing School and Community Partnerships (3 credits)
  • EDL-710: Professional Portfolio Development (3 credits)

View MAEDL Course Descriptions

*This timeline is based on the 36-credit Building Leadership track of the MA in Educational Leadership. The District Leadership track is a 42-credit program that includes two additional courses, which would typically be completed during additional graduate terms.