Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Evangel University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program combines a master’s degree with principal certification. The program prepares graduates for educational leadership positions at the school, district, state and national levels. One hundred percent of our graduates have passed the SLLA administrator licensing exam.
Evangel University's leadership in education graduate degree program offers you the opportunity to take your life and career to the next level. Outstanding faculty members offer personal mentoring and insightful instruction drawn from their years of experience as teachers, reading specialists, principals, researchers, consultants and district superintendents. They are also people of deep faith who embrace teaching as a calling.
The unique design of the Graduate Studies program at Evangel allows students to complete their degree in a flexible format designed for working adults. Features of this program include the following:
- Hybrid program with online classes and one weeklong seminar each summer
- Thesis or project option
- Flexibility to complete in two to five years
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership requires 36 credit hours. Below is a sample of the classes you will take. For a full list of courses, see the Program Plan (pdf).
|Administration of Special Programs||Entrance-level course for the study of student personnel programs. Provides a broad overview of the essential elements of special education, guidance counseling, activity and other student-support programs as outlined by the ELCC and ISLLC standards as well as the EAD Knowledge Base.|
|School Supervision and Improvement||An introductory course in supervision and personnel issues. Provides a broad overview of the essential elements of recruiting, training and nurturing quality instructional staff members as outlined by the ELCC and ISLLC standards as well as EDL Knowledge Base.|
|Human Relations and Collaborative Process||Focuses on leadership and school improvement through collaborative processes and systems. Aspects of teaming, group processes and perceptions, problem solving and conflict resolution will be explored.|
|Leadership Internship||Enables the prospective educational leader to observe best practices and compare processes and procedures as they apply theory in the learning environment.|
|Leadership Capstone||Provides students the opportunity to complete the required portfolio, demonstrate knowledge and skills required with the ISLLC standards and take the assessments necessary for graduation.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
When Matt Stringer graduated from Evangel in 1989 after playing football for the Crusaders, he decided to teach the game to others. He was a high school coach and teacher for 11 years while simultaneously earning master’s and doctoral degrees. When the opportunity came to join Evangel as a faculty member and football coach, Stringer […] read more
Dr. Susan Langston is always eager to learn something new, and this love for learning allows her to sharpen those around her. Dr. Langston came to teach at Evangel in the fall of 2012, bringing more than 20 years of public school teaching experience to the Education Department. Before coming to Evangel, she worked as […] read more
- Educational leadership positions at district, state and national levels
- Must have teaching certification
- Two years of teaching experience preferred
- Official Praxis or GRE test scores
The following are general requirements for all students beginning a program at Evangel. Applicants who have met the following criteria will be considered for admission to the Graduate Studies program:
- Hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or be accepted into an Evangel University 5-year BS/MS degree program.
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or last two years as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
- Provide official results of required entrance examinations.
- Meet specific departmental requirements as stipulated in the individual program descriptions.
If you have any questions about admissions requirements for Evangel’s Graduate Studies program, don’t hesitate to call 417-865-2815 (ext. 7227) or email our Graduate Studies Admissions Counselor.