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Educational Leadership : Distance Learning

What is Educational Leadership : Distance Learning?

The Educational Leadership Program is dedicated to serving the diverse, pluralistic leadership needs of schools throughout Ohio and the nation. The mission of the Program is to prepare administrators for our nations schools; to generate and test knowledge that directs the profession to excellence; and to lead the profession to improved practice. The Program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and meets the standards of the University Council for Education Administration.

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is a principal licensure program designed to prepare students for school-level educational leadership. Graduates lead at the school and district level, and are dedicated to the creation and facilitation of high-quality, successful learning environments for the children, families, and communities that they serve.

Principal Licensure in Ohio: The Educational Leadership Program meets the requirements for principal licensure in the State of Ohio while also satisfying program requirements for a master's degree. 

Applicants who already possess a master's degree with a desire to obtain principal licensure in the State of Ohio are suggested to apply here to the accelerated post-master's program in principal licensure.

States other than Ohio: Each state has its own requirements for licensure. A student from a state other than Ohio should check with their state department of education to ensure the degree will meet the requirements for principal licensure/certification for that state.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Candidates who wish to apply to the EDLD Master’s program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Prerequisite Degree - The applicant must possess a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university if applying for a Master’s Degree. 
  2. Minimum GPA - The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the undergraduate level leading to the Bachelor Degree. An applicant who possesses a Master’s Degree or has undertaken any graduate level work before applying must have an average of at least 3.0 in their graduate work. All calculations are based on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Letters of Recommendation - All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.  One of the three letters must be from an immediate supervisor that can address the applicant’s formal teaching evaluations.
  4. Goal Statement - Goal statement indicating career goals and area of concentration of interest.

Application Deadline and Procedures

Prospective students will complete the on-line application for their requested program by the posted application deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials and support documents are successfully submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

Transcripts:

Providing academic records during the application process. All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.

Providing academic records after admission. Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
 

UC Alumni

Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.

Students with degrees received in China

Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.

After being accepted to join a graduate program

Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates.  All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.

Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:

Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

Application Deadlines

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Notification By

Fall

7/1

8/1

Spring

11/15

12/15

Summer

4/1

4/15

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership : Distance Learning

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

PO Box 210014
Cincinnati , OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-6308
Office of Recruitment
cechrecruit@uc.edu