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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Program Requirements

Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (or a GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework) on a 4.0 scale will qualify for regular admission status.

Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 - 2.74 (or a GPA of 2.75 - 2.9 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework) on a 4.0 scale , AND a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score of 283 or a Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) score of 397, will qualify for conditional admission status

Educational Leadership allows a maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate credit appropriate to the student's degree program may be transferred from other institutions offering regionally accredited graduate programs and must be within six (6) years of date of graduation.

Have at least three years teaching experience and hold a Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate (or the equivalent)

A updated resume which shows 3 years of teaching experience and includes 3 professional references should be submitted to the ULM Graduate School at gradadmissions@ulm.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

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 candidates who wish to fill school and district educational leadership positions:

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

Am I required to hold teacher certification, and have teaching experience?
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).

Next steps...

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Still have questions? 

Contact our Program Coordinator for more information:

Dr. Nicole Vaux
School of Education
College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
Walker Hall 2-30