Candidates who wish to apply to the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership program must meet the following requirements.
Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an immediate supervisor that can address the applicant’s formal teaching evaluations. Please note that the name, mailing address and email address of each recommender is required.
Tell us in 500 words or less how the Masters in Educational Leadership program will help you further your career goals and desired area of concentration.
Providing academic records during the application process. All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.
Providing academic records after admission. Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:
Regular U.S. Postal mail:
Graduate School University of Cincinnati 110 Van Wormer Hall P.O. Box 210627 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School University of Cincinnati 2614 McMicken Circle 110 Van Wormer Hall Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.
Students with degrees received in China
Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.
After being accepted to join a graduate program
Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates. All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.
Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:
Chinese: http://cqv.chinadegrees.cn/cn/ English: http://www.chinadegrees.cn/en/ Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:
A current, valid professional teaching license.
A minimum of two years of teaching experience (verifiable).
Our programs are framed around flexibility to accommodate students with varying schedules. If you go full time, you can complete in a year. Conversely, you could go part-time and take one course per semester or anything in between. We have dedicated advisors who will help students navigate this.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University of Cincinnati is an Ohio Public Institution, and each of its programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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