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Master of Education, Educational Leadership Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $10,800

Overview


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.

You will prepare to influence positive change, 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 such as District Administrator, Instructional Coordinator, or Dean of Students in as few as 15 months.

Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online program is accelerated, offering eight-week terms for a total of 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of M.Ed. Educational Leadership online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online program.

To learn more about our M.Ed. Educational Leadership online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

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

To learn more about our M.Ed. Educational Leadership online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Educational Leadership online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the M.Ed. Educational Leadership online, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online, students must complete the courses listed below 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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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Education, Educational Leadership online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. Educational Leadership Online Requirements

  1. Current teaching certification
  2. Three years teaching experience (do not need to be currently employed)
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references
  4. Louisiana residents must take certification exam*
  5. Unconditional admission: undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and higher or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours with no GRE score considered in the decision to admit
  6. Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or 2.75 and higher on the last 60 undergraduate hours for automatic conditional
  7. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  8. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

*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.

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.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education, Educational Leadership online.

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

Financial Aid Application Process

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.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 6/4/18 5/21/18 5/28/18 5/30/18 6/05/18 7/31/18
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/06/18 8/13/18 8/10/18 8/14/18 10/12/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
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