Master's of Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership) for K-12 Administrators
"The single best way to impact an organization is to focus on
leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them."~ John Maxwell
Leadership Training at the University of South Alabama
Candidates must meet full admission to the Instructional Leadership programs listed below before enrolling in any instructional leadership courses in the program.
The Educational Leadership or School Leadership program consists of three certification options for prospective administrators. The first option includes completing the 30-hour M.Ed. program and passing the appropriate Praxis Exam. This program is available to those with a no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience and a valid Class B certificate.
The second option, the 30-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CLASS A CERTIFICATE, is available to those with a Master’s Degree, no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience, and a valid Class B Certificate. You must also complete the appropriate Praxis exam.
The third option is referred to as the ‘Reduced Hour Option’ and includes completing the 18-hour program and passing the appropriate Praxis exam. The 18-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CLASS A CERTIFICATE, is available to those with a Master’s Degree in Education, no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience, and a valid Class A Certificate.
Educational Leadership Admission Requirements
Candidates for the Educational Administration program at the University of South Alabama will be considered for admission each semester. Deadlines for submission of completed application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions is July 1 (for Fall Semester entry), November 1 (for Spring Semester entry), and April 1 (Summer Semester entry).
All applications for Class A Instructional Leadership Certification (M.Ed.), Class
A Instructional Leadership Certification (without an additional Master’s Degree),
and Class AA instructional Leadership Certification (Ed.S.) must be reviewed by the
Alabama State Department of Education prior to students being officially accepted
into these programs. Applications that are incomplete or lack any required documentation
by these deadlines cannot be considered for admission to the above Instructional Leadership
programs for the upcoming semester. Please note, admission may also be delayed if
supporting documents such as the portfolio, transcripts, GRE/MAT scores etc., are
sent anywhere on campus other than admissions.
Applying for Admission to the Educational Leadership Program
Please go to the Admission's login link and follow the prompts to process your Admission Application.
You may find a listing of documents that you will need upload to your application on the "Program Material" link. Also, you may download the "Recommendation Form for Graduate Admission to the Educational Leadership Program" by clicking here.
If you have questions regarding the admissions process, contact Dr. Ronald A. Styron, Jr., Program Coordinator, at (251) 380-2601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Styron, Jr., Ed.D.
Ph: (251) 380-2601