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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership (503)

The nationally accredited Master’s in Education program for Educational Leadership (EDL) is dedicated to developing school leaders who are caring, just, fair, and ethical–and who believe all students can learn. This 36-hour program may be completed in as few as 18 months.

For those already with a master’s degree, an alternate path add-on School Leader Level 1 certification (010 program code) is available. Although program prerequisites and EDL courses total a maximum of 30 hours, an applicant’s past graduate work and school/professional experience may reduce required hours to a minimum of 12 hours. Please, consult with the program coordinator for a transcript review and the option to challenge one or more courses.

Both programs require a valid teaching certificate and regular or conditional admission to NSU’s Graduate School.  The Praxis II content test may be used in-lieu-of GRE scores for admission. Successful completion of either program and passing the School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) qualify graduates for a Louisiana Level one Administration License.

Although courses are offered online, students gather once each semester to review for the SLLA and work on their capstone portfolio. During the first semester, a major professor is assigned to advise on a plan of study and research agenda.

Most classes taken online require at least one Saturday attendance on campus, usually at the beginning of the semester.

For additional program information and advising guide for courses by semester, click on the links below.

Course offerings are subject to faculty availability and student enrollment. Always check with your major professor each semester prior to registration. These fliers serve as guides only; the University Catalog remains the official document for program requirements:

For more information on the educational leadership program, contact program coordinator Dr. Keicia Hawkins at or 318.357.5554.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership Prescription of Study