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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 Spring 2016 apply by
December 7, 2015
For Spring 2016 apply by
December 7, 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for entry? How do I know if I am eligible?
The admission requirements are outlined above.  In addition to teaching experience, you must provide a recommendation form from a minimum of three (3)individuals who know your relevant work and/or educational experience.  Recommendation forms must be submitted directly to the Educational Leadership Admissions Committee. Recommendation forms and details about where to submit them are included in the Educational Leadership Program Packet

When will I know if I've been accepted?
Admission applications must be complete to be considered for submission. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions in writing.  We do not provide admission decision information over the phone. If accepted, you will receive further notification that will include 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 may qualify for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership program. There are two options to obtain certification as an educational leader. If you want to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, you should apply as a degree-seeking student. If you already have a Master’s Degree, you should apply as a non-degree seeking student to earn an add-on certificate. All candidates for certification or degree in Educational Leadership are 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

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