Educational Leadership Admissions

Educational Leadership (School District and School Building) Requirements

A. Personal statement.

B. Master's degree.

C. Two letters of recommendation. One must be from the Superintendent of Schools (or her/his designee) and the other must be from school supervisory personnel or administrators who have a thorough knowledge of whether the applicant has the temperament and disposition to become an effective leader.

D. Permanent/professional teaching, administrative or pupil personnel certification plus three years of full-time teaching, administrative, supervisory, or pupil personnel service experience, excluding civil service.

E. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be necessary.

School District Business Leadership Requirements

A. Personal statement.

B. Transcripts indicating that the applicant has taken at least 6 credits of accounting and has earned one of the following master's degrees:  MBA, MS in Management, MS in Finance or Accounting or a graduate degree in Human Resource Management.

C. Two letters of recommendation: one from the CEO, COO, or CFO (or his or her designee) and at least two from corporate or other supervisory personnel or administrators who have a thorough knowledge of whether the applicant has the temperament and disposition to become an effective leader.

D. Letter from employer stating that the applicant has had at least three (3) years of full-time administrative, supervisory and business-related experience.

E. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be necessary.

NOTE: Effective Spring 2017, a maximum of 12 credits may be transferred to the Educational Leadership and School District Business Leadership programs prior to matriculation.