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Bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited program
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25. Students may be admitted who have completed at least 9 semester hours of graduate school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (with no grade lower than a B-).
Nine hours in undergraduate education courses (or in graduate education courses, which will not count as a part of the graduate program).
Emphasis in Instructional Leadership—applicants must have two years of successful teaching experience in an accredited institution (Pre-K through university), a U.S. government teaching program, teacher exchange program, or the U.S. Armed Forces.
Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $25 online or $40 paper). Apply now »
Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
Submit two letters of recommendation along with the required recommendation forms. Download PDF »
Submit a Statement of Purpose. Download guidelines »
Submit a professional resumé.
Successfully complete an approved background check. (Verification may be submitted by your current employer.) Download PDF »
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »
Southern Union Conference Employees
Southern Union Conference employees are required to obtain tuition subsidy authorization. Get authorization »
Legal Declaration and Waiver
Southern Union teachers receiving tuition subsidy must obtain prior approval from their conference superintendent. Teachers then follow the regular admission process. Here's how »
Email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation.
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
Krystal Bishop, EdD
Professor of Education
EdD and MA, University of South Florida—Tampa
BS, Southern Adventist University
Bonnie Eder, EdD
Associate Professor of Education
EdD, University of Tennessee—Knoxville
MS, Berry College
BS, University of Wyoming
Faith Laughlin, EdD
Professor of Education and Psychology
BA, Andrews University
MA, Pacific Union College
EdD, Shenandoah University
John McCoy, EdD
Dean and Professor of Education
EdD, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, University of North Carolina
BS, Atlantic Union College