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

Applicants must have 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 Graduate Admissions:

  • Application and $50 application processing fee.
  • Copy of Residency Teacher certificate or Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate or Career Tech Educator (CTE) certificate (for principal certificate candidates only). 
  • Official transcript documenting bachelor's degree (including official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended).
    • Note, to be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Transcripts may be delivered to Graduate Admissions as long as they remain in their original, unopened university envelope. Electronic transcripts received via eSCRIP-SAFE or Parchment Exchange are also acceptable.
    • If your degree is not from a US 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 revised GRE, preferred minimum scores of  148 in Verbal and 147 in Quantitative.
    • 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.    
  • Prerequisite Experience for a Principal's Certificate Form is required for anyone seeking a Washington State Principal Certificate.

*The GRE or MAT will be waived for students who achieved at least 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 Admissions
Seattle Pacific University 
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 115-G
Seattle, WA 98119-1922


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