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School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education

Educational Administration Masters or Non-Degree - Building Licensure


Thank you for requesting information concerning ESU's Building-Level Certification and/or Masters Degree Program for School Administration. Unless previous graduate credit has been approved and/or specific courses waived, courses required for these programs are:

ER 752 Analysis of Research

3 cr.

EA 811 Supervision and Evaluation

3 cr.

ED 833 Beliefs, Values, & Issues in Ed.

3 cr.

EA 830 School Leadership Theory

3 cr.

ED 820 Curriculum Leadership: Models

3 cr.

EA 849 Educational Law and Regulations

3 cr.

EA 885 Human Relations and Group Processes

2 cr.

EA 773 Adv. Ed. Psych. for Teachers & Admin.

3 cr.

EA 888 School Systems Management

3 cr.

EA 750 Technological Applications

1 cr.

EA 896 Building Practicum in School Leadership, Fall

4 cr.

EA 897 Building Practicum, Spring

4 cr.

Total = 35 credits




Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is initiated through the Graduate School at Emporia State University by completing the online application at Apply Here. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate School, the Department of School Leadership / Middle & Secondary Teacher Education requires the following items be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office at

  1. GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of college course work for those completing a masters degree or 3.0 on the last 30 graduate hours from a previously completed masters program.
  2. Copy of state issued teaching license.
  3. Completion of either the MAT or GRE test.
  4. Official transcripts of all college work.
  5. Evidence of one year accredited experience in a certified position (three years in content area required for certification) verified by the supervising administrator on the Reference Form.
  6. Two references from supervisors or individuals who have had the responsibility of evaluating your academic or professional performance. When you apply for the graduate program, the reference requests will be sent via email to your reference providers.
  7. Complete and pass the Department Essay.
  8. Current Resume or Vita.
  9. Statement of professional goals for school administration.
  10. Complete the Disposition Form.
  11. ESU Faculty approval utilizing the “Graduate Admissions Rating Form”.

The above requirements should be met as soon as possible after applying for admission.


What is the deadline for the application material? Go online (Apply Here) and complete the Graduate Office Application and pay the fee.  Then, you will be ready to enroll.  You have one semester to request and get all transcripts to the Graduate Office.  As for the rest of the items listed, you have one semester to complete and submit.  Submit all admission requirements via email to our Graduate School staff at

What is the deadline to take the GRE or MAT test?  You should complete the test within your first academic year.

Can I take the GRE or MAT test where I live?  Yes, call the nearest college and ask for the Test Assessment Center and sign up.  When you complete pre-test paperwork, you will be asked to put in a code for colleges you want the scores sent to.

When would I need to enroll in classes?  As stated above as soon as possible when enrollment opens.  We begin Spring enrollment mid-October. Summer enrollment is usually the second week of March and Fall is the fourth week of March.  Again, classes fill within one to three days of enrollment.

I am planning on taking 6 credit hours.  Is there a sequence that I must follow regarding the courses?or-Are some classes pre-requisites for another class? (Other than the internship classes.) No cohorts, no sequence.  The practicum is the last year of the program.  You can take classes as needed or available.