Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.
  5. All applicants are required to respond to essay questions provided in the application, and submit a resume and a writing sample.
  6. All PK-12 applicants are required to submit to a background check.
  7. Typically, teaching experience beyond Pk-12 student teaching  is required.

Degree Requirements

  1. Thirty-five to thirty-nine credits at or above the 500 level.
  2. At least 12 credits, including 2 for the EDL 997 Independent Study, must be in a single field or area of concentration.
  3. At least 6 credits must be in an area or areas of concentration (major).
  4. At least 6 credits must be in Educational Foundations and Research.
  5. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  6. Preparation of a written, faculty approved Independent Study or successful completion of the id21 assessment.

M.Ed. Degree (PK-12 Emphasis)

Required Courses
EDL 501Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
EDL 503Seminar Educational Leadership1-3
EDL 511Effective Administrative Communications3
EDL 513Leading Curriculum and Learning3
EDL 514Supervision and Staff Development3
EDL 515Education Law and Ethics3
EDL 516Education Finance and Policy3
EDL 519Internship: Curricular and Administrative Leadership2
EDL 529Special Education Law3
Select one of the following:1
Middle School Principal Field Study
Elementary Principal Field Study
Secondary Principal Field Study
Select one of the following:1-3
Administration of Elementary School Curriculum
Administration of Middle School Curriculum
Administration of Secondary School Curriculum
Independent Study
Research and Foundations/Cognate
EFR 500Introduction to the Foundations of Education3
EFR 509Introduction to Applied Educational Research3
Total Credits35-39