M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
“There are real applications to everything we learn, and the professors really interact with us. Even before we graduate, we learn leadership skills we can definitely implement.”
- Al Stafford, M.Ed. ’20
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to be transformative leaders who are able to promote a culture of change and growth in their organizations. Coursework is designed to give graduates foundational knowledge in change and improvement, diversity and social justice, understanding and engaging communities, and the multiple dimensions of leadership with the intent of graduates emerging from the program as leaders who are able to meet the current and emergent needs of their organizations. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program offers concentrations in administration and supervision, culturally responsive leadership, higher education administration, and leadership studies so that students may choose the option that best meets their personal goals and career trajectories.
CONCENTRATIONS/VCU BULLETIN INFO
- Administration and Supervision
- Culturally responsive leadership
- Higher education administration
- Leadership studies
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadline: April 1*
Notes: After the deadline, late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
*Leadership Studies Concentration has a fall, spring and summer program start. Please see page for deadlines.
Please note, we suggest you identify the best concentration for your future career and connect with our Enrollment Management team and/or program coordinator if you have questions. Each application requires an individual application fee.
- VCU Graduate School requirements
- Statement of intent
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from previous academic work
- Resumé or CV
Note: Each concentration has specific statement of intent prompts.
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