Educational Leadership Admissions Requirements

In addition to the materials and credentials outlined in the general admission requirements, the following are required:

School Building Leader Program

  • The applicant must be certified as a teacher and have at least two years of teaching experience or three years of teaching experience in a non-public P-12 school before admission to the program.
  • At the discretion of the Educational Leadership Admissions Committee, any applicant with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and score 500 or higher on each of the two tests.
  • Both of the recommendations must be from certified school administrators familiar with the applicant's potential to be successful as an educational leader.
  • At the discretion of the program Admissions Committee, an applicant may be required to come to campus for a personal interview and provide an on-demand writing sample.

School Building Leader/School District Leader Program

  • The applicant must be certified as a teacher and have at least two years of teaching experience or three years of teaching experience in a non-public P-12 school before admission to the program.
  • Applicants for the School Building Leader / School District Leader Program must have a minimum of thirty (30) credits of a master’s degree program from an accredited higher educational institution in an area that leads to permanent professional teacher certification.
  • At the discretion of the Educational Leadership Admissions Committee, any applicant with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and score 500 or higher on each of the two tests.
  • Both of the recommendations must be from certified school administrators familiar with the applicant's potential to be successful as an educational leader.
  • At the discretion of the program Admissions Committee, an applicant may be required to come to campus for a personal interview and provide an on-demand writing sample.

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