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Master of Education, Educational Leadership Online

Prepare to grow your influence on positive change and advance your career in education by earning your M.Ed in Educational Leadership online from ULM.

09/28/20 Next Application Due Date
10/12/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Learn how to develop and implement a collaborative vision designed to enhance student learning and policy at all levels with a Master of Education, Educational Leadership online degree program from the University of Louisiana Monroe. This 100% online program is taught by the same faculty who teach on campus and who are committed to building relationships with you and developing your understanding of the educational system.

Coursework for this program gives you valuable tools that help you improve student performance and meet the challenges posed by accountability requirements and a changing society as a Principal. Study administrative processes and social systems, the legal and ethical responsibilities of school personnel, and be ready for new career opportunities, including District Administrator, Instructional Coordinator, or Dean of Students in as few as 15 months.

Career opportunities include:

  • School Principal
  • District Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may be available for eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Educational Leadership $300 $900 $10,800

View financial aid information

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

Calendar

The Master of Education, Educational Leadership online program features eight-week courses and five start dates each year. View the full calendar to locate the best class start date for you and apply by the corresponding deadline.

Now Enrolling:

09/28/20 Next Application Due Date
10/12/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from the University of Louisiana Monroe?

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Education, Educational Leadership online. The requirements for admission include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate with three years teaching experience
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Current teaching certification
  • Three years teaching experience (do not need to be currently employed)
  • Louisiana residents must take certification exam*
  • Regular admission: undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and higher or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, from a regionally accredited university, with no GRE score considered in the decision to admit
    • Applicants who do not meet regular admission requirements may be asked for a current resume with professional references.
  • Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or 2.75 and higher on the last 60 undergraduate hours, from a regionally accredited university, for automatic conditional
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

*Students in Louisiana must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) exam to graduate as certified educational leaders in Louisiana. Students located outside the state do not need to sit for the certification exam.

Courses

To earn the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online students must complete the following 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An overview of multicultural education with culturally and linguistically responsive instructional and assessment techniques. Supports teacher candidates as they develop personal frameworks for reflecting on and interacting with differences, identity, power, justice and equity in the classroom.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to assist school administrators and leaders in developing an effective school-community relations plan. Focus will be on conditions, diversity and changes that affect school-community interaction and its impact on student achievement.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation, including study of administrative process, administrative behavior, social systems, system analysis, and the development and implementation of collaborative visions designed to enhance student learning at all levels.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation. Focuses on local, state and federal statutory, constitutional and case laws, rulings and opinions affecting education; also examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of school personnel and the application of provisions for special students.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation. Focuses on the instructional supervision of the classroom environment, instructional procedures and the evaluation of teaching through the process of observation and consultation. Participants develop control of the instrumentation and procedures which enable them to gather, display and interpret data relevant to the evaluation of classroom environments.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation. Provides an overview of the theoretical framework for the practice of leadership resulting in the application of theory and best practices for future leaders in educational organizations.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation. Initiates vision of leadership development by integrating elements of the teaching/learning process (planning) with basic leadership skills of communication and motivation.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A core class in Educational Leadership preparation. Administrative and supervisory responsibilities are explored and practiced as they relate to finance, buildings and facilities, transportation, and auxiliary programs. Candidates will apply financial knowledge and skills.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Capstone experience for all candidates seeking administrative certification. Supervised experience in multiple settings beginning before school starts (EDLE 5055) and ending after school ends (EDLE 5060). Supervision provided by school district mentor and a university faculty member. Includes planned, problem-based experiences with a minimum of 120 clock hours of on-site work in 14 specified areas. Two major projects will be completed each semester. $200 field experience fee.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Capstone experience for all candidates seeking administrative certification. Supervised experience in multiple settings beginning before school starts (EDLE 5055) and ending after school ends (EDLE 5060). Supervision provided by school district mentor and a university faculty member. Includes planned, problem-based experiences with a minimum of 120 clock hours of on-site work in 14 specified areas. Two major projects will be completed each semester. Candidate must obtain a passing score on the SLLA Examination prior to receiving credit for Internship II. $200 field experience fee.

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