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Online Master's in Community-Based Education and Leadership

Explore Our Master’s in Community-Based Education & Leadership Program

Stevenson University Online’s Master’s in Community-Based Education and Leadership degree is designed to meet the growing demand for highly-qualified professionals to teach, lead, and manage in non-formal and informal education settings. Practicing professionals will gain the knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations.

With no GRE requirements and no application fees, the Community-Based Education and Leadership program is offered online in 8-week sessions, providing flexibility for working professionals who want to enhance their existing skills within their field.

  • Career Paths

    Career Paths

    This online Master’s for Community-Based Education and Leadership provides students with comprehensive skills-training that prepares them for leadership roles in the following careers:

    • Non-profit Manager
    • Community School Coordinator
    • Youth Development Specialist
    • Athletic Coach
    • Higher Education Professional
    • Librarian
    • Museum Coordinator
  • Courses

    Some of the Courses You Could Take

    • ED 604 Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of Learners
    • CBEL 610 Foundations and Frameworks of Community-Based Education
    • CBEL 614 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • CBEL 616 Community Engagement and Leadership
    • CBEL 664 Teaching & Learning for Specialized Populations
    • ED 625 Advanced Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas
    • ED 630 Principles of Special Education
    • CBEL 672 Advocacy in Community-Based Organizations
    • CM 605 Communication Ethics in the Public Sphere
  • Admissions/Tuition


    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, students must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work. *
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Per Credit Cost Per Course (3-Credit Hours)
    $495.00 $1,485.00
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your online master's degree by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
  • Certificate Options

    Community-Based Education and Leadership Certificate Option

    Stevenson offers a fully-online graduate certificate for those interested in advancing their career in this field. 

    Education Certificate Options

    Stevenson offers fully-online graduate certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers in either formal or non-formal education settings. Students can select from certificate options in:

    Education Master's Programs

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Marcy Dubroff

Master’s in Community-Based Education and Leadership
Marcy Dubroff, a 2020 graduate of the CBEL program, talks about why Stevenson University Online was a perfect fit for her.
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