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Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The online Master of Education in educational leadership at the University of Mount Union is steeped in an engaging and focused curriculum developed with the flexibility and convenience that working professionals require.


Today's schools need strong leaders, educators with a passion to motivate, inspire and help drive innovation in P-12 education. Teaching professionals are developed into successful teacher leaders, building coordinators, and district administrators through the combination of a curriculum that exposes them to leadership, organizational change, and school culture with a practical knowledge in finance, data, technology, and law.

The University of Mount Union's Master of Education also offers concentrations in: Athletic CoachingCurriculum and Instruction, and Ohio Principal Licensure.


  • 30 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, six-week classes per term for five semesters, this M.Ed. is 30 total credit hours.

  • $595 per credit hour

    The 2019-2020 cost per credit hour for the M.Ed. in educational leadership is $595 per credit hour.

  • 3 Starts

    The M.Ed. in educational leadership can be started in the fall, spring, or summer term.

Admission Requirements | Online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Degree/Credentials: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.

Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.

Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 250-500 words which outlines the applicant’s career aspirations and rationale for applying to the program. This piece will demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at the graduate level.

Professional Recommendations: Provide two recommendations from employers or former professors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research, as well as suitability for educational leadership.

Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.

Personal Interview: Applicants may be selected for an interview to be conducted using phone/video conferencing. Applicants who successfully complete the interview will be admitted into the Master of Education program.


TOEFL Requirement: For admission into the Master of Education program, applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of six (6) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s). Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing credit must submit an official transcript for the work, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalog of the institution and may be asked to offer additional documentation, such as syllabus. To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, email a request to Dr. Melissa Askren-Edgehouse, Chair, Department of Education at

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges. Pay Your Deposit

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