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Master Degree

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

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This degree program requires 36 semester hours to prepare school leaders to effect positive school change, improve student performance, and meet challenges posed by accountability requirements and a changing society.

TheBestSchools.org—an online resource for campus and online education—has ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online master’s degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.

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Admission Requirements

For admission into the M.Ed in Educational Leadership or add-on certification, candidates must hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or its equivalent

All applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75.

The applicant must meet ONE of these program admission criteria:

Admission Procedures

There are two steps to applying to the M.Ed in Educational Leadership program:

  1. Submit a complete application to ULM Graduate School, including all non-ULM transcripts, GRE scores/MAT scores, and application fee.  If applying via the online application system, please make sure to select the “5G Graduate Online” application.
  2. Submit the completed packet (link below) directly to the admissions committee, either by email to bpugh@ulm.edu or via mail to:

Educational Leadership Program Admissions Committee
School of Education
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Walker Hall 2-37
Monroe, LA   71209-0200                

              For international students seeking admission into this program, a TOEFL score of 61 or above is needed.


Application Deadlines

The application process is selective, so meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not necessarily guarantee admittance into the program.  Enrollment for the program is open, so if your paperwork does not make it through for one term, you will automatically be enrolled in to the next available term.

For more information about this program please see the ULM Graduate School, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership  website, or contact Dr. Nicole Vaux at vaux@ulm.edu or (318) 342-1280.