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Educational Leadership

Master of Science in Education (M.S.E)
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School

Description

The Masters Degree in Educational Leadership offers educators a planned program of study designed to improve their general educational and specific professional competencies as leaders in the public school systems. The degree is specifically designed to prepare building level administrators and is based on recommendations from professional organizations and accrediting associations.


  • Admission Process

    Students seeking admission into the Master of Science in Education degree program in Educational Leadership must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the specific program requirements.

    Unconditional Admission Status

    • Hold a valid teaching license.
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
    • Have two years of teaching experience.
    • Have a written commitment from a practicing school principal who will function as your mentor during the program.

    Conditional Admission Status

    Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be granted conditional admission as follows:

    • Hold a valid teaching license.
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) or a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours. All courses attempted, including any repeated courses, are considered in computing the GPA  
    • Have two years of teaching experience.
    • Have a written commitment from a practicing school principal who will function as your mentor during the program.

    Any student granted Conditional Admission Status will be advanced to Unconditional Admission Status at such time as the student completes 12 graduate semester hours in the M.S.E. in Educational Leadership program of study with no course grade lower than a "B."

    Students who fail to remove conditional status upon completing 12  semester hours of graduate work in the program will be dropped from the degree program

  • Accreditations

    National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

    NCATE’s dual mission is accountability and improvement in education preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.