MSE: Educational Leadership

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Application Process

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.  All Educational Leadership programs operate as a cohort and start in the fall semester.  

Application materials required for an admission review include:

Application for Admission

Complete and digitally sign the online Application for Admission.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

A current professional résumé or curriculum vitae is required. Please include information regarding current and/or past employment history as well as professional development, internships completed, and volunteer experiences.

Personal Statement

A brief statement of interest is required with a suggested word limit of approximately 500-1000 words.  

This personal statement is a request for admission and should include:  

  • Reasons for pursuing the educational leadership degree
  • Overview of professional background and goals
  • Discussion of professional philosophy. 

Letters of Recommendation

This program requires the submission of two (2) professional letters of recommendation, including one from an immediate supervisor and a second one from an administrator who can speak to the candidate's potential for effective building-level leadership.

You will enter the names and email contacts for your two references into the online application. Your references will be contacted electronically with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation on your behalf.

 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended are required. Any college credit earned must be accounted for before your application can be reviewed.  Transcripts and other supporting materials are not returned to the applicant and become the property of Drake University.

Official transcripts are prepared and sent by the institution in question and received by Drake University in a sealed envelope or a secured .pdf file.  Transcripts mailed directly to the student, must remain in the sealed envelope to be considered.  

Please have official paper transcripts mailed to the address below:

Drake University School of Education
Attn: Coordinator of Graduate Admission
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

 

 

 

Questions?  

Coordinator of Graduate Admission, School of Education
soegradadmission@drake.edu
515-271-2552

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