MEd Educational Leadership

Application requirements include:

  1. The online Graduate Studies application with the non-refundable application fee;
  2. Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts from degree-granting institutions must be sent directly to our office from the issuing institutions. Transcripts can be sent to 211 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733 or;
  3. 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. Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR
    Submit an official GRE score of 151 on the Verbal Reasoning section and 153 on the Quantitative Reasoning Section  OR Submit an official score of 392 or above on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); 
  6. Present two recommendations to include a recommendation from the applicant's current principal and district level administrator. In the online application you will be required to enter the names and e-mail addresses for your current principal and district level administration. They will then receive an e-mail asking them to complete the online recommendation form.
  7. 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 6 application items must be submitted before receiving the pre-entrance assessment information.

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 Studies Office. Admission to the Educational Leadership program is competitive. New admissions classes will not exceed 25 candidates. 

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.