M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission must hold a bachelor's degree and submit the following:

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

2. Copy of current South Carolina Department of Education Class III Professional Certificate or the equivalent from another state. This should be uploaded in your online application.

3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official transcripts should be sent directly to Winthrop University from the issuing institution(s).

4. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR:

Official test scores for either:

  • the General test of the GRE with preferred scores of 151 on the Verbal Reasoning section, 153 on the Quantitative Reasoning section, and 3.5 on the writing portion.


  • the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a preferred score of 392.

5. Statement of professional goals, to be included in the online application

6. Two letters of recommendation, at least one professional educator who has observed the applicant teach. Letters should reflect work with students and address the applicant's leadership potential. In the online application you will be required to provide the names and e-mail addresses of two individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. These two people will then receive an e-mail instructing them to upload the letter into our online application system.