The Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Administrative Certification) is designed to prepare school leaders to be caring, reflective decision makers. This program will equip candidates to be change agents for positively impacting students’ lives socially, emotionally, and academically. With flexible course offerings, this program is convenient for full-time working professionals. Classes are designed to help prepare students to be successful on the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) exam.

Program Overview


This program is 33 hours and may be completed in five trimesters or 15 months.

Delivery Method

Students will take two classes each trimester. Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible, and require no synchronous meetings, with the exception of three virtual classes per trimester held on Saturday mornings. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit official copies of all transcripts to Graduate Admissions via eScript or mailed from the institution

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Provide a copy of standard five-year license

Have a GPA of 3.0 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in a graduate program

Provide documentation verifying at least three years of teaching experience

Submit a 1-2 page scholarly narrative of your personal philosophy of educational leadership


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