Educational Leadership (Ed.S.)

Continue to build your career with a post-master's specialist degree from the University of Dayton. The department of educational leadership prepares scholar-practitioners dedicated to building learning communities through critical reflection.

The University of Dayton and Wright State University graduate schools partner to provide the educational specialist degree. This joint program is directed by Dr. C. Daniel Raisch, the associate dean of the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences.

This program enhances your capabilities for educational leadership across an array of educational leadership positions with an emphasis on preparing you for central office positions.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the educational leadership program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog.

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