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Admission Requirements

To apply for the Educational Leadership Certification program a candidate must:

  • Complete the online application;
  • Submit one official transcript from the institution where the highest degree was conferred; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the principal (or supervising administrator).

Once these three elements are received the applicant's application is complete, and he/she will be contacted for an intake interview which will include a review of program requirements, the course of study and the collection of a brief writing sample.

The Educational Leadership Master's Degree and Certification courses of study are open to candidates who hold teacher certification. Applicants to the Certification course of study must hold a master's degree in a related field.

Applicants for the partnership program with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are required by the school system to have completed five years of teaching before beginning classes in order to be eligible for the MCPS cohort program.