Educational Leadership (MEd)

Program of Study 

Area 1: Research
EDUL 6116Applied Educational Research3
Area 1 Total3
Area 2: P-12 Educational Leadership
EDUL 6128Instructional Strategies for Student Success3
EDUL 6129Supervision of the Learning Environment3
EDUL 6138Continuous Improvement in Schools3
EDUL 6165The Principalship3
EDUL 6185School Law and Ethics3
EDUL 6189School Culture and Diversity3
EDUL 6195Technology In the Learning Environment3
EDUL 6227Obtaining and Using Resources Wisely3
Area 2 Total24
Area 3: Internship
EDUL 6691Internship for School Leaders1
EDUL 6692Internship for School Leaders1
EDUL 6693Internship for School Leaders1
Area 3 Total3
Total Credit Hours30

 Total Hours Required: 30 credit hours combined with 250 Internship hours

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree is a pre-requisite for entry into this MEd Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in fulfillment of the requirements for your latest degree.
  • 3 years of teaching experience and current employment in a P-12 school as a certified teacher.
  • An administrative Mentor committed to working with you (see below) which has been signed by your mentor and by the district superintendent.
  • 2 Letters of Reference (at least one from a building or system level administrator)
  • Ethics Assessment++   If you are enrolling in this program, you must submit a copy of your Completion Certificate of having taken the GA Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment Program entry (370) pre-assessment as a condition of enrollment.
  • All candidates seeking Educational Leadership certification in GA will be required to take the Ethics completion assessment (380) and pass it to obtain certification.
  • A clear background check:  CSU recognizes a combination of a current copy of your current state teaching certification and your verification of current employment by your superintendent or designee as adequate proof for a background check.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies.
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses (may be appealed to the College of Education and Health Professions Graduate Council).
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence.
  • A total of 250 hours of internship work is required by GA PSC.
  • A maximum of six (6) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student's advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of initial enrollment.