Educational Leadership (K-12)—Graduate Certificate, MA, EdS, EdD, PhD
The MA in educational leadership is designed for teachers and aspiring educational leaders who desire to obtain a degree in educational administration.
The EdS in educational leadership prepares candidates to serve as principals, supervisors or superintendents in elementary and/or secondary systems.
The EdD and PhD in educational leadership prepare leaders for service in many types of educational agencies and organizations. The PhD is more research oriented and requires more courses in advanced research methodologies. Both doctorates require the successful completion of a dissertation.
The Graduate Certificate provides specialized knowledge in the field without completing the full master’s degree.
Graduate Certificate: This 18-credit program can typically be completed by students in three years.
MA: This 34-credit program can typically be completed by students in three years.
EdS: This 64-credit program can typically be completed by students in four years.
EdD and PhD: These 90-credit programs can typically be completed by students in five years. Students with an Educational Leadership MA from Andrews University take only 60 credits for the EdD and PhD programs.
Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis (fall, summer and spring semesters).
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
The Graduate Certificate and the MA requires a bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
The doctoral programs require a master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum graduate GPA of 3.30 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two recommendations for both the Graduate Certificate and the MA. Three recomendations for the EdS, EdD and PhD. Recommenders may be advisors, major professors or employers.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.
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