Harding University’s Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-tier process. The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program corresponds with the first tier of this process.
Level One: Building Level Leadership (P-12)
This level will grant you a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and a valid mentoring program will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator.
Level Two: District-Level Leadership
Option A will grant you district-level administrative licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a valid mentoring program.
Option B grants you an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level and will also grant you a district-level licensure following successful completion of the SSA and a valid mentoring program.
Level Three: P-20 Leadership
This level grants you a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program consists of 37 hours, including 4 hours of internship. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.
For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.
Please note: This program requires you to have a valid teaching license and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience to be accepted. It does NOT require you to take comprehensive exams before graduation but you will be expected to prepare and present a professional portfolio. Upon completion of your portfolio defense, you will also be required to take an Exit Survey.
If you already have a valid educationally related master's degree, you may be interested in the Building Level (Principal's) Licensure program of study.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Office of Educational Leadership