The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Elementary or Secondary
School Administration and Supervision

The mission and goals of the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, Elementary School Administration and Supervision and Secondary Administration and Supervision are to teach:

  • Knowledge of human and public relations problems in education
  • New curricular developments and trends
  • Skills in practical applications of educational research
  • Competence in applying principles of human and group behavior in problem situations.
  • Knowledge and competencies in staff personnel administration
  • Different leadership and management styles and a clear understanding and working knowledge of Learner- Centered Education.

Requirements for Admission to the M.Ed. program:

  • Graduate Application and non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work directly from each regionally accredited college or university.
  • Applicants are expected to have a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average or a 2.7 ratio for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work.
  • See Academic Catalog for further requirements and details.
  • Submission of a valid South Carolina elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Applicants must be in good standing with the State Board of Education at the time of admission.
  • Submission of a South Carolina Professional Certificate verifying three years teaching experience. At least one year of teaching at the appropriate level for Advanced Level certification for which the candidate is applying must be validated at the time of admission.


Program Requirements:

A total of 39 semester hours must be completed for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. In addition to completing all courses, candidates applying for certification as an administrator must:

  1. Present a minimum qualifying score on the Praxis, South Carolina’s Supervision and Administration Examination, prior to enrolling in an internship.
  2. Present a Valid South Carolina Teaching Certificate
  3. Complete required courses, 33 hours and two internships (EDUC 661 and EDUC 662 or EDUC 663 and EDUC 664), six hours (9-12 internship hours per week over a six-month period) for a total of 39 credit hours. Candidates for administrative internships must:
    • Complete 27 credit hours prior to submitting an internship application for faculty review.
    • Earn a passing score on the Praxis, South Carolina’s Supervision and Administration Examination.
    • Meet with advisor to review request for admission to an internship and review degree audit.
    • Apply to CGC to register for an internship

    Requirements for Certification at the Advanced Level

    ADMINISTRATION

    (A) Elementary or Secondary School Principal and Supervisor (Tier 1)

    1. Master’s degree
    2. Valid South Carolina Educator’s Professional Certificate at the elementary or secondary level
    3. Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examinations required by the State Board of Education
    4. Verification of three years teaching experience, including at least one year of teaching in grades pre-K-8 for elementary, 7-12 for secondary
    5. Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the training of elementary or secondary principals and supervisors

    South Carolina Regulation 43.


    Please refer to The Citadel Graduate College's website or the college's Academic Catalog for a complete list of admission and program requirements and course descriptions.

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