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Educational Leadership, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Wingate, NC, United States
The Thayer School of Education prepares graduate students to face the challenges of 21st-century education and to succeed as a leader in the classroom and in educational administration. Graduate Education provides a comprehensive and hands-on experimental approach as outlined in our Conceptual Framework.  


We offer graduate programs that lead to initial or advanced licensure in Elementary Education K-6 or Educational Leadership. Our Community College Executive Leadership programs prepare graduates for executive-level positions in community colleges and other higher education settings. Some degrees are offered online.

Programme Structure

To earn the degree, you’ll take 37 semester hours of coursework that focus on topics that matter most to principals, including:

  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission (online form)
  • Brief (2-page) vitae
  • Copy of professional license(s)
  • Future personal professional goals in a one-page letter
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores no more than 5 years old
  • Three letters of professional recommendation describing leadershipskills. Two must be from supervisory or administrative personnel withdirect experience with you.
  • TOEFL for international students whose first language is not English
  • Two copies of official transcripts from each institution attended after high school
  • Three years of administrative experience recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 335 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 335 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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