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Number online M.Ed. 1 program in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report

The online Master of Education program at the University of Mount Union combines a relevant, robust, and engaging curriculum with the flexibility and convenience required of busy, working professionals. With concentrations in athletic coaching, instructional design and technology, educational leadership, and Ohio principal licensure, teaching professionals can take the next step in their careers while tailoring their education to their specific career goals and interests.


  • Fully online, accredited two-year program
  • Seven-week course structure emphasizing one class at a time
  • Flexible, project-based internship or practicum completed in your home school
  • Start the program in the summer, fall, or spring semester
  • 30 credit-hour program | 36 credit-hours for the Ohio principal licensure concentration


This program provides the flexibility for a full-time working parent, while allowing the rigor and support needed to grow as a professional.
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Admission Requirements

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

Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than 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 that 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 a recommendation from an employer or former professor who is 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 in Ohio principal's licensure program.

Entrance to the Ohio Principal's Licensure Concentration

Fulfill all entrance requirements and possess at least one of the following criteria:

  • Possess a cumulative undergraduate GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Document satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): Verbal greater than or equal to 145, Quantitative greater than or equal to 144, and writing greater than or equal to 3.75
  • Possess a cumulative graduate GPA greater to or equal to 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from at least six semester hours

Other Admission/Enrollment Related Information

Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives of the University of Mount Union course(s). Only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing transfer credit must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution, and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, email a request to

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

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.

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