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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

What is the Master of Education in Educational Leadership?

Harding University’s Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-tier process. The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program corresponds with the first tier of this process.

Level One: Building Level Leadership (P-12)

This level will grant you a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and a valid mentoring program will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator.

Level Two: District-Level Leadership

Option A will grant you district-level administrative licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a valid mentoring program.

Option B grants you an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level and will also grant you a district-level licensure following successful completion of the SSA and a valid mentoring program.

Level Three: P-20 Leadership

This level grants you a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

What courses are required?

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program consists of 37 hours, including 4 hours of internship. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.

M.Ed. Educational Leadership Curriculum Plan (PDF)

For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.

Please note: This program requires you to have a valid teaching license and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience to be accepted. It does NOT require you to take comprehensive exams before graduation but you will be expected to prepare and present a professional portfolio. Upon completion of your portfolio defense, you will also be required to take an Exit Survey.

If you already have a valid educationally related master's degree, you may be interested in the Building Level (Principal's) Licensure program of study.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog (Select 2013-2014 Graduate & Professional Catalog from drop-down menu)

How do I apply?

M.Ed. Educational Leadership Application (PDF)

Initial Request to Graduate Form (PDF)

Who do I contact for more information?

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Office of Educational Leadership
Harding University Box 12261
Searcy, AR 72149
Ph: 501-279-4117
Fax: 501-279-4435

Graduate Studies in Education
Harding University Box 12261
Searcy, AR  72149
Ph: 501-279-4315
Fax: 501-279-4083
gradstudiesedu@harding.edu

College of Education
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149
501-279-4242
501-279-4051 (fax)
education@harding.edu

Teacher Education/
Field Experiences
501-279-4050

Graduate Studies
501-279-4315
gradstudiesedu@harding.edu

Educational Leadership
501-279-4117

Graduate Reading
501-279-5107

Professional Counseling: Clinical & School
501-279-4500

Adult and Extended Education
501-279-5726
COEadultEd@harding.edu

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