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Online Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership

Emerge as a Leader and Shape the Future of Education

The online Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership program prepares you to extend your impact beyond the classroom in a leadership or administrative role. Lead the creation of equitable teaching and learning practices while fostering a school culture that benefits students and teachers alike.

33 Credits Engaging Curriculum

100% Online Learn on Your Schedule

5 Semesters To Complete Your Degree

Quinnipiac‘s Graduate Sixth-Year Diploma program in Educational Leadership provides:

  • Authentic leadership training that prepares you to sit for the Connecticut Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor endorsement exam (CT #092). Reciprocity agreements may enable you to pursue an equivalent certification within your own state.
  • Connecticut‘s only fully online educational leadership program, featuring a course structure that enables you to plan your coursework around any schedule.
  • An in-depth exploration of how to manage a school, develop effective instructional programs and lead overall improvements in school culture and climate.
  • Engaging learning opportunities in our virtual classroom. Study alongside fellow education professionals in small classes led by experienced faculty who are active in school system leadership.

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U.S. News & World Report

Recognized among the best online graduate education programs in the country, Quinnipiac also earned the highest rankings in Connecticut.

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Your Future Is Bright

Quinnipiac’s Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership makes it easy for you to accelerate your career success.

100% CAT Pass Rate

Our program effectively prepares students for the Connecticut Administrator Test, with a pass rate of 100% in 2020.

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$127K Well Rewarded

The average school principal salary in Connecticut is $127,172 as of April 2024 (

100% Strong Expertise

All our full-time faculty have advanced degrees and decades of teaching experience.

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