M.Ed. Educational Leadership Admission Requirements
The application deadline is April 1 for summer and fall admission. Applicants for admission to the Master of Education program in Educational Leadership must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and must meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:
1. Submit the Application for Graduate Admission including a statement of goals;
2. Submit a copy of your current South Carolina State Department of Education Class III Professional Certificate or the equivalent from another state;
3. Submit evidence of three years of teaching experience;
4. Have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; OR submit an official GRE score of 150 on the verbal reasoning section and 141 on the quantitative reasoning section (post August 2011 exam) or a combined score of 900 (pre August 2011 exam); or an official score of 392 or above on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
5. Have two recommendations submitted, to include one from your current principal and district level administrator. In the online application, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two individuals who can complete a recommendation form on your behalf. These two people will then receive an email asking them to complete the recommendation form.
6. 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 five 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 admission 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.