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M.Ed. in Educator Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information aims to answer general questions about the M.Ed. in Educator Leadership. For further queries, please contact the School of Education. 

Courses are all online except the practicum courses that require a school placement (typically within a student’s own school building).
No, the GRE is not required for this program. The only requirements are licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as a teacher, an undergraduate degree from a United States regionally accredited institution, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on undergraduate coursework or permission from the dean are required.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Acceptance is required during the term prior to when you plan to enroll. Apply now.
USC Aiken is committed to affordability and offers competitively priced programs. View complete tuition and fees.
Yes, South Carolina teachers receive a discount in tuition. Learn more about USC Aiken's affordability.
ESOL, GT, PBL, Literacy, Early Childhood SPED, and Ed Tech are offered. Not all specialization areas are offered all of the time. They are offered on a rotating basis.
A required 12 credits are needed for program completion. All specializations lead to licensure endorsements. Some areas can be completed with less credit hours, at which point additional specialization courses are required until the minimum of 12 credits are earned. Not all specialization courses are offered each semester. Specializations should be selected on the basis of availability and desire to add the licensure endorsement. Not all specialization areas are offered all of the time. They are offered on a rotating basis.
If tuition is a concern, anyone who owes more than $500 can set up a payment plan. Financial aid may also be available.
An action research study and project will be completed. Additionally, an online portfolio will be created documenting student’s mastery of the program’s standards and requirements.
Courses run during accelerated 8 weeks, traditional 16 week, and summer courses follow USC Aiken’s 4 week timeline.
The program is intended to (1) develop administrative skills such as management, supervision and decision-making but also will focus on preparing school leaders to be instructional leaders, and (2) improve instruction and in turn improve student learning.