Master of Education Degree (EDAS)
Arkansas Principal Licensure
The School Leader Licensure Assessment must be taken by all candidates seeking principal licensure and/or school district director or supervisor. The exam may be taken during the last semester of the student’s program of study. A student must attain a score of at least 158 to apply for the Arkansas Principal or Curriculum/Program Administrator license. A student not meeting this score may graduate and has up to three years from the date of program graduation to obtain the required score. The candidate must have completed four years of teaching to qualify for initial license.
Dr. Sharon Ann Richardson, MEd Program Coordinator
The candidate to the Master of Education degree must have the following:
- a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
- a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or 3.0 in the last 60 hours;
- a valid teacher license
- an autobiographical data form
- two letters of reference
- a recommendation of the program advisor
- evidence of two years teaching experience at a level appropriate to the individual’s program emphasis.
Co-requisite: Exceptional Child Course:
SPED 7301 Foundations of Special Education, OR an equivalent:
Institution and Date: ________________________
(Note: The Master of Education applicant who does not meet the regular GPA requirement may qualify for conditional admission.)
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, a cumulative undergraduate GPA no lower than a 2.5 and a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 370 on the Verbal Scale, 440 on the Quantitative Scale, and 4.5 on the Analytical Writing Scale.Or
Completion of at least 12 semester hours of graduate coursework in another UALR graduate program or graduate program from another regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and no grade lower than a B.
Requirements for this degree include a minimum of 36 hours. The applicant may transfer up to twelve hours of comparable graduate administration courses taken within five years of program admittance at a regionally accredited institution. The culminating experience is the candidate’s Master’s Degree Portfolio presentation to program faculty and an outside administrator/practitioner.
Educational Foundations (6 hours) EDFN 7303 Introduction to Educational Research EDFN 7370 Educational Assessment Building Level Internship (6 hours) EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (First Semester) EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (Second Semester)
MEd Required Coursework Educational Administration (23 hours) EDAS 7209 Building Coalitions in School and Community EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration EDAS 7301 Administration and Assessment of Curricular Programs EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation EDAS 7303 Education Law and Ethics EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services EDAS 7305 The Principalship EDAS 7310 Facilitating School Improvement Counselor Education (2 hours) CNSL 7212 Effective Communication in the Educational Organization