Master of Arts in School Leadership (MASL)

All programs in the Benedictine College Department of Education operate under the conceptual framework of "Educators as Builders of Community."  This two-year program includes a core curriculum of study in leadership theory and methods and a practicum in school administration, with flexible scheduling designed for working teachers.


The admissions policy for the MASL has been designed to select candidates who have demonstrated ability to be successful in leadership positions.  The application process includes:

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Official transcripts from an accredited college or university
  • GRE or MAT scores (we administer the MAT each fall)
  • A resume of written and professional experiences
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written essay
  • Copy of teacher licensure or evidence of an educational role in a parochial school
  • Application Packet
  •  Download Application Materials 


A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of comparable graduate level coursework may be applied to the degree program requirements.  Transfer hours with a grade of “B” or better from an accredited institution may be accepted subject to the approval of the program director and chair of the Department of Education.



Accreditation from the North Central Association has been granted for the awarding of the Master of Arts in School Leadership. Approval for a graduate program leading to endorsement in Pre K-12 Building Leadership has been granted by the Kansas State Board of Education. The state-approved program is included within the degree program.



The MASL program is offered through a cohort structure in which students admitted progress through the program as a group.  By the end of the program, students have developed strong relationships, which become a support network as they move into leadership positions.


A specific cohort has been designed for Catholic school leaders which incorporates more Catholic doctrine and formation.


The program includes four practicum experiences aligned to both ISLLC and KSDE standards to facilitate application of administrative knowledge and skills.  Practicum experiences are designed with collaboration between the director of the program, the student, and administrator of the proposed practicum location.




Year 1   FallIntroduction to School Leadership
 Assessment and School Improvement
Year 1   SpringAdvanced Foundations of Education
 Models and Strategies of Instructional Leadership
 Practicum I
Year 1   SummerFoundations of Curriculum Development
 Educational Leadership
 Practicum II
Year 2   FallInstructional Technology and Applications
 Supervision of Instruction
 Practicum III
Year 2   SpringEducational Law
 Practicum IV
Year 2   SummerSchool Management and Finance
 Comprehensive Exams




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