Master's of Education:
Educational Leadership



WSU’s innovative Master's Degree in Educational Leadership is designed using cohort groups. You begin your program with a cohort who becomes your "learning family" for the next two years. No longer will you attend a set of loosely-related classes which may not seem pertinent to what you do daily as an administrator in "the real world". In this program, you begin work "in the real world" from your very first meeting. From the beginning, you will be working with your mentor (usually your building principal) in assessing your own strengths and weaknesses, and identifying strengths and weaknesses in your school. You will capitalize on these strengths and build on the weaknesses-individually and organizationally-throughout your program.

Students who complete this program and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment are eligible for Building Leadership endorsement from KSDE.

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WIchita State University Master's in Educational Leadership consists of 33 graduate hours. The courses include:

Comprehensive examination to be completed during last semester of enrollment.

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Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the Master’s in Educational Leadership program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

You must also submit the following items to the Department:

  • Three Reference Report Forms: one from a supervisor and two professional peers that attests to the applicant's potential as a building administrator.
  • Evidence of teacher licensure for a role in the public/private schools and at least one year of accredited experience.
  • A resume or curriculum vita of educational and professional experience.
  • A statement of professional goals related to completion of the master's degree and/or licensure as a public school administrator.
  • A letter signed by a building principal indicating he or she is willing to serve as the student's mentor and will allow the student to fulfill the practicum requirements of the program.
Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the master's program in educational leadership.

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