The master of arts degree requires approximately 40 credit hours. The M.A. is an individualized program designed for those interested in a focus on higher education or educational foundations.
Bill Thornton, Associate Professor
College of Education
Office: (775) 682-9096
The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.
Our K-12 graduates have become school principals, program coordinators and central office administrators, district superintendents, state superintendents and directors of state and national organizations - one has served as Assistant Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. From the higher education program, our graduates have had distinguished careers in both academics and administration in Nevada and across the nation. They have held such positions as professor, department chair, program director, financial aid officer, dean, university vice president and college president. How you will use the skills and knowledge you acquire in an educational leadership program depends on you...