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Masters of Education, Educational Leadership (MEd)


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Educational Leadership: The Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership is designed for candidates seeking administrative positions in P-12 schools and is focused on the Utah Educational Leadership Standards. After completion of an intensive administrative internship, candidates will be eligible to be recommended to the Utah State Board of Education for an administrative/supervisory license.

  • Program Code: 5056MED with Emphasis in 5058
  • CIPC: 131202

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Studies in Education program is selective with a limited number of openings available for qualified students. Admission deadline is March 15 for Fall semester. For additional information contact the Graduate Studies in Education office, (801) 626-6278.

The following items are required:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the GSE Program.
  2. Payment of the GSE program application fee.
  3. Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  5. Recommendation forms (3).
  6. Minimum GPA of 3.00 either cumulative or on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of approved undergraduate/graduate coursework.
  7. Writing proficiency assessment with a minimum score of 4 out of 6.
  8. Interview with Graduate Studies in Education faculty members with a score of 4 out of 6.

Additional Requirements for Educational Leadership Emphasis:

In addition to the above, those seeking admission to the Educational Leadership emphasis must also

  1. Clear a USOE fingerprint background check;
  2. Hold a Professional Educator License;
  3. Be deemed effective or higher by:

an evaluation system meeting the standards of R277-531; or

the LEA’s equivalent on the applicant’s most recent evaluation;

 Have a recommendation from:

the individual’s immediate administrative supervisor; or

an LEA-level administrator with knowledge regarding the individual’s potential as an education leader.

GPA Requirements for all MEd Students

Following admission to the MEd program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Students must earn at least a B- in all foundation classes.  Coursework in which Ds, Es, or UWs are earned is unacceptable and could result in removal from the program if the problem persists.

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