Master of Education
Master of Education Overview
Educational leadership training for the 21st century must reflect educational reform that places greater emphasis on teaching and learning. To provide the exceptional leadership required in schools, the bar must be raised; and, Mississippi College's School of Education has accepted that challenge.
Mississippi College offers a unique Educational Leadership Preparation Program at the master's degree level. Each June, a group of carefully selected cohort members begin a fifteen month modular program consisting of 39 semester hours. The program is delivered by a faculty offering seasoned experience and innovative perspectives to provide a series of modules focusing on six dimensions of leadership:
These dimensions are integrated with seminars, practicums, and internships, and culminate in formal internships during the last semester of preparation. Cohort members who complete the Mississippi College Educational Leadership Program are prepared to provide immediate educational leadership for schools focusing on excellence in teaching and learning.
For More Information about Mississippi College’s Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, contact:
Dr. Doris Smith
Lowrey Hall 405, 601.925.3845, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gerald Hasselman
Director of Educational Leadership
Lowrey Hall 306, 601.925.3408, email@example.com
Dr. Tom Williams
Chair, Teacher Education and Leadership
Lowrey Hall 207, 601.925.3844, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admission Requirements
- All general requirements for admission to Graduate School at Mississippi College must be met.
- Requirements for admission to a Master of Education Degree must be met.
- GRE or PRAXIS scores must be provided.
- Standard educator’s license and a minimum of 3-years teaching experience must be documented.
- Three letters of recommendation, including one from current or most recent supervisor, are required.
- A structured resume and portfolio are required.A writing sample and interview are required.
Application Deadline: March 15
Admission to the program is limited and is at the discretion of the Educational Leadership Screening and Selection Committee. Consult the Program Coordinator or the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership for additional information concerning the cohort group selection process and specific program requirements.
Only applicants who have completed all components of the application process, including the writing sample and interview, will be considered. First consideration will be given to those with the highest overall ratings. The first round of selection will begin on January 15. Depending on the number of slots remaining, additional selection will be made in March from the pool of applicants who meet the March 15 deadline. For application guidelines, click Guidelines link above.
Mississippi College is one of America's top values in Christian Education. Candidates are encouraged to explore financial aid opportunities and see just how affordable a quality university can be. Access Financial Aid on the MC website or click here for more information.
Features of the Course of Study
- Program anchors include teaching/learning, technology, assessment, diversity, law and public policy, and collaboration.
- A cohesive sequential delivery structure driven by problem-based and problem-centered learning activities is offered.
- Clinical experiences are integrated with course content.
- Students benefit from applied and focused internship experiences in both school and non-school settings.
- There are opportunities for workplace experiences with on-site mentors who are practicing school leaders.
- Reflective seminars to share experiences and to collaborate with other cohort members and university supervisors are provided.
Master of Education Guidelines
Each applicant must file with the Dean of Graduate Studies a complete dossier consisting of the following:
- Graduate School Application for Admission - Application may be completed on-line.
- Application Fee - a $30.00 application fee (nonrefundable, must accompany application).
- Transcript(s) - One copy of official transcript(s) for all previous collegiate work. (Only official transcripts mailed from the school or college directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies will be accepted.) Form may be downloaded here.
- License - A photocopy of his/her Standard Class Educator’s License issued by a state department of education. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The application packet may be downloaded here.
- Exam Scores - Documentation of acceptable scores on required professional exams. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.
Each applicant must also file a professional portfolio with the program coordinator. Click here for portfolio requirements.
Upon receipt of all required documents, an interview and writing sample will be requested. For information on this process, click here.
Our vision is to produce the best prepared educational leaders in the history of Mississippi.