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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

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See What Makes Our M.ed. In Educational Leadership Online Program Unique.

Mississippi College's Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to give working professionals a master's degree from a respected university with a strong commitment to academic excellence.

Our 100% online degree helps you understand the basis of utilizing research for decision-making and prepares you to be effective and efficient in your role as an education leader.

Discover why Mississippi College is a great choice for your education degree!

Using a faith-based curriculum and a transcultural approach, this online educational leadership program’s processes include problem-based learning, cohort groups and portfolio development. We prepare experienced teachers, school administrators and district personnel with the skills and knowledge to lead and the foundation of faith to apply Christian character in leadership situations.

Graduates of this 100% online M.Ed in Educational Leadership program are also eligible for a K-12 administrator endorsement and an upgrade to an AA license upon submission of passing scores from the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Upon completion of this online educational leadership program, students will:

  • Effectively integrate technology in all outcomes
  • Understand the value of assessing students, teachers and school effectiveness using a variety of methods
  • Appreciate, promote and model the value of diversity while facilitating the achievements of all learners
  • Become effective school leaders by being knowledgeable in their field and by applying state and national standards
  • Demonstrate integrity, trust, respect and character in their lives and in the learning community

See the dates you need to know for your online M.Ed.

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

Term Start Date App Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Class End Date
Spring I 1/8/24 12/27/23 1/1/24 1/2/24 1/3/24 2/25/24
Spring II 3/4/24 2/21/24 2/26/24 2/27/24 2/28/24 4/21/24
Summer 1 5/6/24 4/24/24 4/29/24 4/30/24 5/1/24 6/23/24
Summer 2 6/24/24 6/12/24 6/17/24 6/18/24 6/19/24 8/11/24
Fall I 8/19/24 8/7/24 8/12/24 8/13/24 8/14/24 10/6/24
Fall II 10/14/24 10/2/24 10/7/24 10/8/24 10/9/24 12/1/24

Steps to being admitted to our online program

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program. Find out the requirements, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Online Requirements

  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities
  • Must have bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.5 GPA
  • Must hold a standard, renewable teaching license in Elementary, Secondary or K-12 subject area; a copy must be on file with MC Grad Admissions office
  • Documentation of appropriate, professional test scores
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a principal, school board representative, and professional peer
  • Verification of Teaching Experience, form can be sent to
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA through program

Transcripts should be sent to:
Mississippi College
Graduate Admissions Office
MC Box 4067
Clinton, MS 39058

Photocopies of your educator's license, resume, and portfolio can be mailed to the above address, faxed to 601-925-7368, or emailed to

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • A student with a 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from exam
  • If student does not meet the required GPA, he/she can complete online or in written format and will have one additional attempt to complete if he/she does not pass the first time

License: A photocopy of your Standard Class Educator's License issued by a state department of education or a state educator licensing agency. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205.

Exam Scores: Documentation of acceptable scores are required. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.

Discover the topics you will study in our online educational leadership courses

To complete the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program, students must complete the required courses listed below (36 credit hours). Embedded within this program are 330 hours of focused internship and 180 hours of clinical experience for a total of 510 practicum hours.

Please note EDU 6526 and EDU 6536 will be repeated twice.


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Our students are taught by professionals who have a great deal of practical experience. They learn from teachers who not only have the knowledge but also the experience to teach our students how to apply that knowledge.”
— Dr. Britt Dickens
Assistant Professor, Mississippi College

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