We are at a critical intersection—where education is a matter of social justice. 

It's the Age of the Learner -- emphasizing the dignity of the individual and respect for different ways of processing, integrating, and synthesizing information.

This paradigm shift requires a new approach to teaching, learning, and leadership.

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership/High Performance Learning (MSELHPL) is for those who want to make a truly meaningful difference in their own education context -- and who believe that everyone deserves an education that plays to strengths and maximizes potential and talent.  

Carlow's M.S. in EL/HPL is 100% online and available worldwide -- if you have a computer, you can earn your master's. 

What Makes the M.S. in EL/HPL Special?

If there was ever a time to be on the cutting edge of educational leadership, this is it.  This graduate program examines the intersection of social justice and education and is designed to address the current inequities in our schools, as well as be a catalyst for systemic change in education. 

This program addresses current issues in education -- and provides opportunities to design new models for both teaching and learning that will help shape the schools of today and tomorrow as well as policies that impact K-12 and higher education.  

Is the M.S. in EL/HPL for You?

This graduate program can put you into a leadership role in schools, corporations, and community organizations.  It can also position you as a lobbyist, advocate, and policy maker.  

Careers That Would Benefit From the M.S. in EL/HPL

  • school principal
  • teacher
  • instructional coordinator
  • manager of corporate learning
  • policy maker or lobbyist with a specific interest in education
  • curriculum designer
  • assessment coordinator
  • educational advocate
  • leader of community-based education programs
  • educational entrepreneur

A Graduate Degree With a Delivery Model Tailored For You!

The M.S. in EL/HPL is offered online and is customized for you -- the learner -- using the latest in digital course pedagogy.  The program is cohort-based and team-taught.  In addition, synchronous classroom sessions are recorded and archived so that you can watch them with your cohort or later, at your convenience.   

Carlow University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000.

If you'd like to learn more about our Educational Leadership program, let us know!

Admissions Requirements:

Candidates for this program must provide evidence of a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 and/or relevant experience.

Candidates seeking PA Principal Certification are required to hold an Instructional I or II teaching certificate at the time of application.


MSELHPL Faculty:

Patricia L. McMahon, PhD, Program Director

Marilyn Llewellyn, PhD

Beverly Barkon, PhD

Robert Reed, PsyD

For the full list of instructors, including adjunct faculty, please click here



We asked a group of students to share some of what they learned after taking pilot courses for our High Performance Learning program.