In addition to the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, admission to the graduate program in Educational Leadership requires:
- Letter of recommendation from principal or supervisor authorizing release time and opportunities to perform leadership projects;
- Letter of support from Superintendent, if applicable, authorizing release time and opportunities to perform leadership projects;
- Reference letters from two colleagues that address issues identified in the application form such as commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;
- Application letter setting forth vision as school leader;
- Submission of portfolio of leadership experiences and activities;
- Interview with either district or University admissions committee;
- Satisfactory completion of teacher induction program or similar program, and
- Valid teaching certificate.
To apply to our Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, visit the Graduate School website.
Students are admitted into cohorts that begin a two year program in the fall of each year. Students enroll in six hours of course credit each fall, spring and summer for a total of 36 hours. The courses include:
- EDLD 500 - Vision, Leadership and School Culture 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 501 - Using Data to Effect Change 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 502 - Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 504 - Using Research to Lead Change 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 505 - Curriculum for Education Leaders 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 506 - Assessment and Instruction for Educational Leaders 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 507 - Internship 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 508 - Systems Alignment 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 509 - Change, Transition, and Evaluation 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 510 - Organizing the Learning Environment 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 511 - Community Engagement 3 Credit(s).
- EDLD 512 - Capstone Internship 3 Credit(s).
For course descriptions please visit our Curriculum Checklist.