Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Educational Leadership and Administration

GW’s educational leadership and administration program has garnered national recognition from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is nationally accredited and recognized as a program of distinction by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The program has been designed for the working professional in the K-12 arena and diverse school communities interested in various school-based and central office leadership and supervisory positions, increased responsibility in teaching, and advanced levels of professional responsibility.

The program is designed to meet the required credits, courses, and field experiences that are part of the administrative licensure process in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, and many other states. Graduates are prepared for positions of assistant principal, principal, and instructional supervision.

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines: Fall – Rolling admissions
Spring – Rolling admissions
Summer – Rolling admissions
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations from an academic instructor/advisor or someone who can speak of your academic abilities.
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
Additional requirements: A resumé and an interview with a program advisor are required. A minimum of one year of teaching experience required.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-9283 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in required courses.

Required
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
EDUC 6232Supervision of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDUC 6234Foundations of K-12 Educational Leadership
EDUC 6236School Law and Policy
EDUC 6238Leadership for Equity and Social Justice
EDUC 6240Instructional Leadership for School Improvement
EDUC 6242Administrative Issues in Education
EDUC 6244School, Family, and Community Engagement
EDUC 6246School Finance and Resource Management for School Leaders
EDUC 6287Internship: Administration (taken for 3 credits)