M.Ed. Online

Education Administration

University of South Carolina

12 months
572 USD/credit 20592 USD/year
572 USD/credit 20592 USD/year
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The Educational Education Administration MEd program offered at University of South Carolina prepares equity-focused and transformative leaders for a variety of formal and informal leadership positions at the school level.


These roles include, but are not limited to: teacher leadership, instructional leadership, and principal leadership. You will learn to lead PK-12 schools by engaging in critical educational praxis. This Educational Education Administration MEd program offered at University of South Carolina leads to principal certification for those who already hold a Professional Teaching Certificate.  

Goals of the M.Ed. Program

The goal of the Education Administration, M.Ed. program is to develop equity-focused, transformative leaders who:   

  • Engage in critical self-reflection
  • Embody an ethic of community
  • Engage in critical educational praxis
  • Promote deep and equitable change

What kinds of work will I be able to do?

Completing this degree program can help you meet the academic licensure requirements for educational administration in many states, including South Carolina. The current curriculum meets national accreditation standards (and South Carolina program standards) for the certification of school leaders. After you graduate, a wide range of professional positions become available to you, such as school principal, assistant principal, instructional supervisor, and other teacher leadership positions.

If you are planning to seek certification in a state other than South Carolina, you must contact that state’s educator certification board prior to beginning the program to ensure applicability of this degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Administration
  • School Leadership
  • School Personnel Administration
  • Supervision of Instruction
  • School Finance and Business Management
  • Legal Basis of Educational Organization and Administration
  • The Principalship

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation with one recommendation from the candidate’s assistant principal or principal
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pages, double spaced)
  • CV or Resume highlighting work experiences in education
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience (upon completion of the program)
  • Professional teaching licensure. The student must hold a professional teaching certificate at the appropriate level to be eligible for Principal Certification in South Carolina (at the same level) upon completion of the program.
  • For non-licensed applicants this program does not lead to professional licensure. *For non-licensed applicants, this program does not lead to Principal Certification in South Carolina.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • South Carolina certified teachers: $515 Per Credit Hour


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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