A Master of Education degree program in educational leadership is available. This program leads to certification as a principal. Individuals applying to the educational leadership program must have all application materials in the program office by the following dates:
For Summer term/semester – April 15
For Fall term/semester – July 15
For Spring term/semester – November 15
Admission to graduate study is described in the College of Education and the Toulouse Graduate School sections. To complete admission requirements for the educational leadership program, the student must request an admissions application packet from the educational leadership program office. The requirements are:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. If an applicant already holds a master’s degree, the courses and the individual’s performance in that degree program are reviewed.
Bachelor’s grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher overall, or bachelor’s GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours, or completed master’s degree GPA of 3.4 or higher.
A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor identifying the applicant’s leadership, critical thinking and writing skills.
An essay presenting reasons the applicant is seeking a master’s degree in educational leadership, identifying relevant educational experiences and strengths, and providing evidence that he or she will be a successful educational leader in an increasingly multicultural environment. Applicant documentation should show evidence of experience with diverse learners and populations.
Resume or curriculum vitae that includes the candidate’s previous work and educational experiences, including any prior leadership or teaching experience in school settings.