Master of Education in Educational Leadership

November 15, 2019
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Candidates who wish to apply to the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership program must meet the following requirements.

Prerequisites

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate level or graduate level. Calculations are based on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation. One of the three letters must be from an immediate supervisor that can address the applicant’s formal teaching evaluations.
  4. A Goal Statement indicating career goals and area of concentration of interest.
  5. A current, valid professional teaching license. (Note: Early Childhood Leadership concentration may not require a teaching license)
  6. A minimum of two years of full time teaching experience with a sanctioned school/district. This excludes time spent as a substitute teacher or time spent as a student teacher.
Complete Online Application

Application

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee ($65 domestic/$70 international)

Letters of Recommendation

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.


Goal Statement

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.


Transcripts

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

UC Alumni

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:

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


Teaching License

A current, valid professional teaching license.


Teaching Experience

A minimum of two years of teaching experience (verifiable).

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