The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership K-12 prepares teachers to become administrators in public and private school settings. This is an academically rigorous and experientially intense program where future school leaders are challenged to excel and take their learning and potential to the next level by developing knowledge and understanding of current and developing leadership theories and practices.

The  M.Ed. requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours approved by the State of Ohio. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. Master's degree students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the program. All M.Ed. and Ed.S. students start in the fall semester of the year admitted.

ADMISSION Requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Goal Statement
  • GRE - If your GPA is below 3.0
    • Kent State will accept GRE scores for up to 5 years after your test date.
    • GRE test was changed as of August 1, 2011. Scores now range from 130-170
    • GRE requirements if taken before August 1, 2011:  510 verbal, 490 quantitative, 4.5 writing
    • GRE requirements if taken after August 1, 2011: 154 verbal, 143 quantitative, 4.5 writing

EHHS evaluates application files holistically. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.