• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development’s Graduate Studies in Education with Administrative - Supervisory License program at Southern Utah University have been tailored to meet the needs of practicing educators who desire to advance their educational training and expertise.
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The programs provide multiple distance, face-to-face, and blended learning opportunities for individuals who desire to obtain a Master of Education Degree and/or an Educational Leadership License. The College’s Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (M.Ed. LEAD) Program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP). For a non-degreed licensure program of study, see Administrative/Supervisory License Leadership in Education & Administrative Development (LEAD).

Program Goals

The goal of the Education with Administrative - Supervisory License program at Southern Utah University is to prepare caring, competent, and highly effective educational leaders by advocating for remarkable innovation and change in education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organization of American Schools
  • Ethics and Philosophical Foundations of Education 
  • Issues in Psychology and Measurement
  • Leadership Internship Portfolio Proposal 
  • Leadership Internship Portfolio Capstone Project 
  • School Finance 
  • School Law 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Proof of level 2 teaching license;
  • Proof of three (3) years of paid teaching experience;
  • Two (2) letters of reference; one (1) must be from applicant’s most recent education supervisor (principal or current administrator) and one (1) from someone who has worked with the applicant in an administrative or supervisory capacity;
  • Proof of background clearance; and
  • Copy of most recent principal (or supervisor) evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2021 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2021 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 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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