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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum combined score of 284 (verbal + quantitative) on the GRE 

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 

Have at least three years teaching experience and hold a Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate
For Fall 2015, apply by July 31, 2015 Same Yes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for entry? How do I know if I am eligible?
The admissions requirements are outlined above, although students who are admitted usually have much higher GRE scores. In addition to teaching experience, you must provide three confidential recommendation forms (available in the application packet), of which two are professional recommendations from your mentors and one is from an individual who knows your relevant work and/or educational experience. These must be sent by them directly to the School of Education.  

When will I know if I've been accepted?
Once all your materials have been submitted correctly, applicants will be notified of admissions decisions in writing and no information will be given by phone. If accepted, you will receive further notification of the assignment of your major professor.

Am I required to hold teacher certification, and have teaching experience?
Yes. If you hold a Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate, and have at least three years of teaching experience in your area of certification, then you might qualify for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership program. There are two different paths you may choose to take to obtain certification as an educational leader. If you want to earn a Master’s in Educational Leadership, you may apply as a degree-seeking student. If you already have a Master’s degree, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student under the Alternate Pathway 1 to earn an add-on certificate. Either way, as part of completing your coursework at ULM you will be required to earn a passing score (166 or higher) on the School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

For what certification will this program help me qualify?
Completion of the educational leadership program, along with other requirements of the state department, will qualify candidates to earn an Educational Leader Certificate Level 1 (EDL1). This is the certificate needed by those who fill school and district educational leadership positions. For example:

  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Parish or City Supervisor of Instruction
  • Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance
  • Special Education Supervisor

What does the degree plan look like?
The required courses for the Educational Leadership degree are: 

EDLE 5000, Teacher Leader I: Educational Research (3 hours)
EDLE 5005, Teacher Leader II: Improving School Performance (3 hours)
EDFN 5083, Multicultural Education Perspectives (3 hours)
EDLE 5007, School Community Relations (3 hours)
EDLE 5010, Organizational Theory and Practice (3 hours)
EDLE 5015, Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues (3 hours)
EDLE 5021, Instructional Supervision (3 hours)
EDLE 5025, Leadership Theory and Practice (3 hours)
EDLE 5030, Instructional Leadership (3 hours)
EDLE 5045, Managing School and District Resources (3 hours)
EDLE 5055, Leadership Internship I (3 hours)
EDLE 5060, Leadership Internship II (3 hours)

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the links below for catalog information specific to each program.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Amy Dagley
Program Director, Educational Leadership
School of Education
College of Arts, Education, and Sciences