Administration and Supervision

Clemson University

12 months
15170 USD/year
7198 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This program incorporates the academic requirements for certification as a principal and supervisor in South Carolina.


The program involves traditional classwork, online assignments, field-based assignments and interactive learning experiences. A comprehensive written examination is required for graduation and you must complete the program within six years, although most students earn their degrees much more quickly.

Program graduates must meet all certification requirements as set forth by the South Carolina Department of Education. Currently, these include earning an appropriate score on the PRAXIS in educational administration and having three years of successful classroom teaching experience with at least one year at the level of anticipated certification.

This program will consider applicants for conditional letters of admission (CLA’s) pending successful completion of ELS Language Center’s level 112 English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Programme Structure

Goals for candidates for educational leadership degrees and professional endorsements include the following:

  • Create new knowledge which is pertinent to educational leadership across a variety of P-16 institutions and organizations
  • Apply knowledge, dispositions and skills ethically to ensure educational opportunities for all
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the dominant, most current research and theory pertaining to educational leadership, including organizational, institutional and instructional theories and research

Goals for faculty in educational leadership programs include the following:

  • Accommodate candidates’ general needs as adult learners and individual learning requirements due to style, abilities or disabilities
  • Include candidates in ongoing scholarship that expands knowledge about educational leadership, improves teaching and learning, and enhances public support for educational institutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
147 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Clemson University Graduate School application
  • An unofficial transcript from your undergraduate institution(s)
  • An unofficial transcript from your graduate institution (if applicable)
  • The GRE exam (scores must be no more than five years old)
  • A statement of interest in the program. Please tell us why you want to pursue a career in educational leadership, and also tell us why Clemson may be the right fit to help you reach your career goals.
  • Two letters of reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7585 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3599 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.



  • The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal student aid gift assistance program available to undergraduates.
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant  is available to full-time, first-time undergraduates who have exceptional financial need.
  • The South Carolina Need-Based Grant is a program awarded to South Carolina residents demonstrating financial need.


  • Federal Perkins Undergraduate Loan - Awards are made on the basis of financial need, with priority given to students demonstrating exceptional need.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan - Students enrolled in graduate programs can apply. Students must enroll at least half-time (five hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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