Educational Leadership—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.

PROGRAM LENGTH

  • 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August–December): July 15
  • Spring (January–May): November 15
  • Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
  • Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
  • Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • Nationally recognized by the Educational.
  • Leadership Constituent Council.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 recomendations for the MA and three 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.
  • GRE General test from exam taken within five years- required only for doctoral programs.

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-6054
Email: edal@andrews.edu