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M.Ed. Educational Leadership Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Master of Education program in Educational Leadership must submit:

1. The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee;

2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.

3. Submit the Application for Graduate Admission including a statement of goals; 

4. A copy of your current South Carolina State Department of Education Class III Professional Certificate or the equivalent from another state;

5. Submit evidence of three years of teaching experience;

6. Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 


Submit an official GRE score of 151 on the Verbal Reasoning section and 153 on the Quantitative Reasoning Section 
Submit an official score of 392 or above on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); 

7. Present two letters of recommendation to include a recommendation from the applicant's current principal and district level administrator; 

8. Complete a pre-entrance assessment based on the 7 standards of the National Board for Educational Administration. (Interview, presentation and writing sample).

Note: The first seven admission items must be submitted before receiving the pre-entrance assessment information.

Applicants for admission must submit their application materials to the Graduate School Office by April 1. Pre-entrance interviews will be conducted once the application materials are received. The admissions committee considers all the requirements previously listed when making the admissions decisions. Applicants will receive notification of the Admissions Committee's decision from the Graduate School Office by mid-May. Admission to the Educational Leadership program is competitive. New admissions classes will not exceed 25 candidates. 

Graduate candidates who are admitted to the program may begin their core classes (EDUC 640 – Educational Research, Design and Analysis, EDUC 670 – Schooling in American Society, EDUC 681 – Advanced Educational Psychology) in the summer. 

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is offered in a cohort fashion with sequenced specialty studies being offered six to nine hours per semester. A candidate who drops out of the program will have to wait a full year to re-enroll on a space available basis. 

Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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