Master of Education in Coaching Leadership

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Graduate
Department: Master of Education

Are you ready to get in the game?

A Master of Education in Coaching Leadership from Mount Marty will prepare you for a successful career as a coach, teaching you how to personally and professionally develop student-athletes. Depending on your interest, a Master of Education in Coaching Leadership can help prepare you for a career in:

  • Coaching
  • Sports Information
  • Athletic Administration
  • Sports Performance
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Strength and Conditioning (NSCA Certification Still Required)

Thanks to our smaller campus size, there are endless opportunities to gain hands-on experience while you are at Mount Marty. This includes the opportunity to apply for our Graduate Assistant position, which gives you a real coaching position on a Mount Marty team where you'll gain experience in all aspects of recruitment, practice, strength training and more. While you are working in the field, your education will keep up: half of our classes are online, and our understanding faculty will work with you to ensure that you can balance the demands of the classroom with the obligations of a coaching schedule. 


Apply online. Application review will occur on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to those applications received by April 30.


  • Transcript of completed BA/BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Three letters of reference (official reference forms are in the application packet)
    1: A Supervisor - someone who knows your work ethic and responsibility
    2: A Coach - someone who has experience with your athletic/coaching background
    3: A Professor or colleague - someone who knows your academic ability - the ability to comprehend, seek out answers, write, etc. 
  • 1-2 page essay explaining your purpose, goals, and commitment to this coaching program
  • No incoming tests are required

You will be contacted after your application and requirements are submitted. 

Mount Marty undergraduates get preferred entry into the MEd Coaching Program.

  • Benefit from curriculum built around the NASPE's "8 Domains of Coaching Competencies."
  • Core courses include learning theory, strategies of effective coaching, assessment and measurement, use of instructional teachnology with athletes, performance enhancement and prevention, law and ethics, and administrative leadership.
  • Core courses guide students to design their own projects for personal/professional coaching experiences.
  • Apply to work as a Graduate Assistant for one of our teams!
  • Choose to implement 2 personally designed interventions from content courses into your coaching experiences. (EDN-511/521/531)


  • Choose to pursue an independent study in an area of interest to you and complete 1 personally designed intervention from content courses into your coaching practice.  (EDN-599 and EDN-511/521/531)
  • Learn from professors with doctoral level experience in education, coaching, administrative skills, and leadership.
  • Capstone class taught by the university President!
  • Get your degree with only 30 credits required.
  • Complete the program in as little as 5 semesters.
  • Maintain your work-life balance through hybrid online/evening
  • Graduation during Spring Commencement for year 2.

To view the tuition and costs of graduate elective courses and certificates, click here.

Start your journey.