Cannon-Clary College of Education
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
WHAT IS THE MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP?
If you are interested in serving as a principal or assistant principal, then this program is for you. The Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator upon successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and three years as a classroom teacher, counselor, or library media specialist.
Admission Requirements & Part B Checklist
1. Complete the 33-hour program of study, which includes four hours of internship.
2. Compile and present a professional portfolio over Arkansas and national accreditation standards.
3. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all graduate work with no grade lower than C (only six semester hours of C credit allowed).
4. Complete the Petition for Graduation pdf the semester before you expect to graduate.
5. Complete the Online Graduation Application.
NOTE: You must complete all requirements within six years of admission to the graduate program.
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program consists of 33 hours, including four hours of internship. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.
Please note: This program requires you to have a valid teaching license and a minimum of one year of 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. See our Endorsements for more information.
Academic Catalog and Course Schedule
The Meredith Susanne Floyd Scholarship is awarded to Harding University candidates in Graduate Education specifically in the area of Educational Leadership in Building Administration or Curriculum and Instruction. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded each semester to one candidate seeking an administrative license. Contact the Educational Leadership office at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and further information.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education also offers tuition reimbursement for up to 6 graduate hours per year through the Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP).