The Mills College School of Education’s Innovative Online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is Now Open for Enrollment

The online program expands access to meet market demands for more education leaders

Oakland, CA—July 10, 2018

There is a critical need for leadership, advocacy, and policy change in K-12 education nationally and globally. To meet this need, the Mills College School of Education (SOE) began enrollment today for a new online master of arts degree in educational leadership. The program will develop educators to be leaders at public and independent schools and nonprofit organizations, who excel in creating change in K-12 education. Additionally, it will focus on improving learning outcomes across systems that serve underrepresented populations with a focus on promoting social justice through education.

“This innovative new online program will allow us to prepare even more practitioners in the field of education for leadership in and beyond the classroom, and in policy and advocacy roles,” said Diane Ketelle, dean of the school of education and director of the center for urban schools and partnerships. “Recipients of the online master of arts in educational leadership will become leaders at their institutions through a community built on self-expression, critical reflection, and the desire to make meaningful social change.”

The new online master of arts degree builds on the SOE’s existing in-person Educational Leadership Program, which is designed for working practitioners who hold or seek leadership roles in urban school systems, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and early childhood programs. Students will be guided through the administrative process of curriculum development and will learn how to use change theories and strategies to meet the demands that leaders inevitably confront in this field. The online program will demonstrate new and enhanced techniques of teaching and learning through a graduate program that allows students to balance work, life, and the pursuit of a graduate degree.

The Mills College SOE’s online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program was developed in collaboration with Noodle Partners, the nation's fastest-growing online higher education provider.

“Mills College has a history of “firsts,” including being the first women’s college west of the Rockies, the first women’s college to offer a computer science major, and the first business school in the west dedicated to advancing women,” noted John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. “We’re proud to bring their debut Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program online to meet the needs of working adults who balance their careers and furthering their passion for the power of education.”

Enrollment for the 2019 school year is currently live. For more information about the admissions process and enrollment, please contact or call 833.510.4747.

About Mills College
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women and self-identified women with graduate programs for all genders. Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 382 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. Since 1852, we’ve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit

About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit or follow Noodle Partners on Twitter or LinkedIn.