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Admission Information: Master of Education (MEd)
in Educational Leadership

Applicants will have at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The MEd in Educational Leadership admits candidates each quarter.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following items to the Graduate Admissions.

  • Application and $50 application processing fee.
  • Copy of current Washington state teaching certificate, front and back (not required for Program Administrator Certification candidates). 
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended.
    • If your degree is not from a U.S. college or university, please arrange for your transcript to be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation company such as FIS or WES. Have the report forwarded directly to Graduate Admissions. 
  • Résumé.
  • Personal statement (1–2 pages).
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or (MAT) Miller Analogies Test scores taken within five years of application.
    • On the former GRE exam, preferred minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 950
    • On the revised GRE exam, preferred minimum scores of Verbal: 148 and Quantitative: 147
    • On the MAT, preferred minimum scaled score of 400*
  • Two letters of recommendation (one supervisory, one professional).
    • Recommendations must come from present principals and other school administrators who recommend support of the applicant's pursuit of administrative certification.
    • At least one of the letters must be from a school-district level administrator who affirms district support for the candidate to conduct a year-long administrative internship, school-based for principal certification and/or district based for a program administrator.    
  • Verification of Experience Form - required for anyone seeking a Washington State Principal Certificate.

*The GRE or MAT will be waived for students who achieved at least either a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.0 in the last 45 credits of completed undergraduate coursework.

Application Deadlines

Autumn Quarter: August 15
Winter Quarter: November 15
Spring Quarter: February 15
Summer Session: May 15

Application and Admissions Questions

Email: gradadmissions@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2091
800-601-0603
Office: Graduate Center
Seattle Pacific University 
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 111 
Seattle, WA 98119-1922


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