Graduation Requirements

Students must:

  • achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average;
  • complete a graduate major in Educational Leadership, including a minimum of 18 credit hours in or related to Educational Leadership;
  • complete at least 6 hours of graduate coursework in an approved academic area outside of EDLDR;
    complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate coursework (400-level or above) beyond the Baccalaureate degree, including a minimum 18 credits in 500-level course work;
  • earn at least 21 of the 30 credits on the University Park campus and;
  • satisfactorily complete a "capstone" or culminating activity. For the Teacher Leadership emphasis this will consist of EDLDR 894A, the Capstone Inquiry course. For the School Leadership emphasis the internship will be the capstone. General Educational Leadership will require a Master's paper, which typically takes the form of a fully developed academic paper that synthesizes, discusses and critiques scholarship related to a key disciplinary issue in the field. 

Deadlines are established by the Graduate School and the individual faculty member. It is the student’s responsibility to meet these deadlines and to activate his or her intent to graduate. Graduation may have to be postponed if deadlines are not met.