Master of Education with Principal Certification

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Standard Principal certification program, a prospective student must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Submit official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions attended to Graduate Admissions;
  3. Complete the application for admission to a graduate program online at;
  4. Send official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to Graduate Admissions;
  5. Submit three letters of recommendation to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from practicing school district administrators or other professional colleagues addressing the applicant's administrative potential.

Admission to the program is based in part on:

  1. documenting satisfactory scores on the Verbal and Quantitative parts of the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and
  2. demonstrating one or more of the following: a) the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, b) socioeconomic background, c) first generation college graduate, d) multilingual proficiency, e) geographic region of residence, and f) level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Master of Education

Total Semester Credit Hours = 30

Block I


EDLR 5310: Educational Leadership Theory and Practice


EDLR 5313: Critical Issues in Educ. Leadership


(Block I courses must be taken concurrently)


Block II


EDLR 5311: Developmental Supervision


EDLR 5349: Leadership in the Restructured School


EDLR 5270: Internship in the Principalship I


(Block II courses must be taken concurrently)


Block III


EDLR 5320: Public School Law


EDLR 5333: Administration of Special Programs


EDLR 5271: Internship in the Principalship II


(Block III courses must be taken concurrently)


Block IV


EDLR 5330: The Principalship


EDLR 5337: School Building Operations


EDLR 5272: Internship in the Principalship III


(Block IV courses must be taken concurrently)