Master's of Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership) for K-12 Administrators


"The single best way to impact an organization is to focus on
leadership development.  There is almost no limit Educational Leadership Studentto the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them."
~ John Maxwell


Leadership Training at the University of South Alabama

Candidates must meet full admission to the Instructional Leadership programs listed below before enrolling in any instructional leadership courses in the program.

The Educational Leadership or School Leadership program consists of three certification options for prospective administrators. The first option includes completing the 30-hour M.Ed. program and passing the appropriate Praxis Exam. This program is available to those with a no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience and a valid Class B certificate.

Course of Study

The second option, the 30-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CLASS A CERTIFICATE, is available to those with a Master’s Degree, no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience, and a valid Class B Certificate. You must also complete the appropriate Praxis exam.

Course of Study

The third option is referred to as the ‘Reduced Hour Option’ and includes completing the 18-hour program and passing the appropriate Praxis exam. The 18-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CLASS A CERTIFICATE, is available to those with a Master’s Degree in Education, no less than 3-years of successful teaching experience, and a valid Class A Certificate.

Course of Study

 

Educational Leadership Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the Educational Administration program at the University of South Alabama will be considered for admission each semester. Deadlines for submission of completed application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions is July 1 (for Fall Semester entry), November 1 (for Spring Semester entry), and April 1 (Summer Semester entry).

All applications  for Class A Instructional Leadership Certification (M.Ed.), Class A Instructional Leadership Certification (without an additional Master’s Degree), and  Class AA instructional Leadership Certification (Ed.S.) must be reviewed by the Alabama State Department of Education prior to students being officially accepted into these programs. Applications that are incomplete or lack any required documentation by these deadlines cannot be considered for admission to the above Instructional Leadership programs for the upcoming semester. Please note, admission may also be delayed if supporting documents such as the portfolio, transcripts, GRE/MAT scores etc., are sent anywhere on campus other than admissions.

Applying for Admission to the Educational Leadership Program

Please go to the Admission's login link and follow the prompts to process your Admission Application.

If you have questions regarding the admissions process, contact Dr. Ronald A. Styron, Jr., Program Coordinator, at (251) 380-2601 or rastyron@southalabama.edu.


Programs Coordinator:

Ronald Styron, Jr., Ed.D.

Ph: (251) 380-2601

rastyron@southalabama.edu