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Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

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Mount St. Mary’s University proudly prepares teachers for today and for tomorrow with our Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Leadership program for currently certified teachers. Candidates complete a sequence of professional courses to prepare them for educational leadership roles such as principals, presidents or associate principals in religious, private and/or public schools. These courses emphasize the importance of academic research and prepare graduates to be reflective professional educators. The Mount develops educators who are proficient in content and pedagogy, reflective and ethical professionals dedicated to leadership in an increasingly diverse, technological and global society.

Admission Requirements

Individuals wishing to apply for admission into an M.Ed. program must hold a current, valid teaching certificate and should submit the following items:

  • Free online application; Click here to apply

  • Undergraduate transcript(s) from an accredited four-year institution

  • Two letters of recommendation; Download guidelines

  • Copy of current valid teaching certificate

All prospective students also participate in an admission interview.

Application and supporting data should be directed to:

Graduate Programs in Education, School of Education and Human Services
Archbishop Borders Hall, Mount St. Mary’s University
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: (301) 447-5371 | Fax: (301) 447-7405

Program Details

This 36 credit program focuses on preparing educators to serve as educational administrators. Students are responsible for ensuring that all of the following graduation requirements have been satisfied:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours: including core courses, electives and independent research

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Completion of course work within the five-year time limit

  • M.Ed. Thesis

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed for admission into the programs on an ongoing basis. Graduate students may begin their studies at the start of the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Applications are available from the Education Department or online.

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