Education - School Leadership, M.A. | Furman University | Greenville, United States
12 months
420 USD/credit 16380 USD/year
420 USD/credit 16380 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Education - School Leadership offered by Furman University is for experienced teachers ready to expand their leadership opportunities outside of the traditional classroom.


The Education - School Leadership program offered by Furman University includes extensive preparation for school administration and a sequence of courses and

activities planned to guide the candidates in developing the knowledge and skills required of principals and supervisors. A year-long, 6-credit internship with monthly seminars provides candidates with opportunities to apply their knowledge and continue to improve their abilities to function as effective, caring school leaders.

Students seeking a Master of Arts in this concentration area must have a valid South Carolina teaching certificate (Professional Level, K-8 or 7-12) and a minimum of two years’ teaching experience, including at least one year at the level of the certificate for which the individual is applying. (Elementary grades: K-8; Secondary grades: 7-12). 

Students certified to teach at the elementary level should enroll in the elementary school leadership program, and students certified in a subject taught in high school should enroll in the secondary school leadership program. Persons wishing to become certified in administration at a level different from their teaching certification area will need to add the appropriate teaching credential and consult the graduate advisor for the course(s) needed in school leadership. Persons holding valid teaching credentials in both elementary and secondary may select either elementary or secondary school leadership.

To complete this program, students must show evidence of a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam.

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts programs are designed primarily for certified teachers. Individuals seeking initial teacher certification will be required to complete undergraduate courses which will not apply toward the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Measurement in Education 
  • Research in Education 
  • Organization and Control of American Schools
  • Leadership in Educational Organizations (
  • Strategic Planning and Thinking in Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or a teacher education program recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education
  • satisfactorily completed an accredited program of initial teacher certification
  • a graduate admissions application, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • two professional recommendations and Dispositions Assessment Evaluation by persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching (e.g. principal, assistant principal, immediate supervisor)
  • a copy of their current teaching certificate
  • official transcripts from each higher education institution previously attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greenville

1083 - 1850 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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