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M.Ed. Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


The Master Program in Educational Administration in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed for persons preparing to become administrators or specialists in education-related professions.

Program Requirements (M.Ed.)

Expository Writing Exam - The Expository Writing Examination must be completed successfully before the  candidate can earn a graduate degree.

School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) ‐ The ELPSDepartment requires that Masters students take and  pass the SLLA before completing the academic program. A passing score on the exam is necessary for K‐12  Building Level Administrative Certification. The SLLA administered by ETS measures whether entry‐level  education leaders have the standards (relevant knowledge) believed necessary for competent professional  practice. At least eighteen credit hours of required and specialization courses must be completed successfully  before the candidate may sit to take the SLLA.

Practicum – The Practicum is a full‐time mentored experience, under the supervision of a field supervisor in  an assigned school, school district, or some other prior approved educational organization. Five prerequisite  specialization courses must be completed successfully before the candidate may enroll in Practicum

Please refer to Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Masters of Education Program Scheme for details about the additional requirments.

Academic Standards

1. A student must maintain academic good standing, which is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 
2. A student incurs academic probation when the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0. 
3. A student who is on academic probation and does not achieve good academic (3.0) standing by the end of the next semester in residence shall be suspended from the graduate program. 
4. A student who accumulates nine (9) or more semester hours of grades below B shall also be suspended from the graduate program. 
5. A student who has been suspended from a graduate program may not be readmitted until one full semester (excluding the summer session) has passed. 

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Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University Graduate School 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059