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In coordination with the Graduate School, online Master of Education in Educational Leadership admission requires the following. GRE scores are not required for this program.
  • Valid teaching certificate;
  • Evidence of two years of full-time teaching experience;
  • A 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is expected for all undergraduate work or a 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate coursework;
  • Resume;
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your principal or supervisor and two from colleagues;
  • Submission of portfolio of leadership experiences and activities;
  • Application letter setting forth vision as school leader;
  • Interview with either district or University admissions committee;
  • Satisfactory completion of teacher induction program or similar program.

Required Application Materials

  • Online Application with application fee ($25);
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended;
  • Proof of Immunization form (not required if you attended UL Lafayette for undergraduate or advanced coursework.)

See the detailed application checklist from the Graduate School

Application Deadlines

June 30 for Fall semester.

November 30 for Spring semester.


Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Graduate Admissons page to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.