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Admission Requirements M.Ed. Educational Leadership

Admission requirements for the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program are listed below. Application information is available at the Coastal Carolina University Office of Graduate Studies.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A completed application for graduate study at the university.
  • An official transcript from each school or college previously attended. (All prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as other graduate study.).
  • At least two recommendation forms. One recommendation form must be from an applicant's principal. Additional recommendations should be from an instructional supervisor or internship supervisor.
  • A minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience.
  • A copy of current teaching credential(s)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on undergraduate work; or provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 286 with no less than 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions; or a report of a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores must be no more than five years old.
  • Legal arrest/conviction statement
  • Approval of the Portal I Faculty Committee

Admission Requirements Ed.S. Educational Leadership

Applicants to the Ed.S. program must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and licensure as a school principal to enroll in the program. To be admitted, the student must satisfy the following requirements.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A completed application for graduate study at the university.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from each school previously attended.
  • An earned Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or related field with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience.
  • A statement of interest in the program. This statement addresses the candidate’s reasons for pursuing a career in educational leadership. This statement explains why the Coastal Carolina University Specialist in Educational Leadership program is the right fit to help reach the candidate’s goals.
  • Three letters of reference. The letters specifically address the candidate’s ability to balance the demands of high level graduate coursework and their personal and professional lives.
  • Applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in English. This may be demonstrated by a minimum of 550 TOEFL (paper-version) 220 on TOEFL (computer-version) or 80 on TOEFL IB (Internet-version) exams.
  • A successful interview with the Portal I Faculty Committee.
  • Approval of the Portal I Faculty Committee.