The MEd 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.
Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.
To be eligible to graduate, a graduate candidate must satisfactorily complete all courses, field experience requirements, and a cumulative assessment which demonstrates that the candidate has successfully demonstrated proficiency in standards recommended by the specialized professional association for those preparing to become principals. An Educational Leadership committee must certify that the candidate has passed the cumulative assessment. To be recommended for certification, the candidate must receive the required score (as determined by the South Carolina State Department of Education) on the Educational Administration Specialty Test of the PRAXIS Examination.
I. Entrance to the Program
II. Midpoint Assessment (12+ hours, prior to first internship)
III. Exit from the program (42 hours)