Educational Policy and Leadership - School District Business Leader AGC

Degree Level: AGC

Department: Educational Policy and Leadership

School or College: School of Education

Program Curriculum:

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

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(See Special Notes)

Statement of Goals
Masters Degree, Educational Leadership Essay (see Special Notes below)



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Special Notes:

Must have a Masters degree in ed or related area. This program is not available to international applicants. Cannot use letters, statement of goals or resume submitted for a prior application. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE or GMAT: Praxis, EdTPA, Educating All Students (EAS), Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W) + Certification, or Miller's Analogies. Tests must have been taken within 10 years preceding the application. Please contact Daralene Jewell ( with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:

i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.

iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

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