Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Descriptions
PK-12 Education Leadership offers the following programs and certification options:
Collaborative Principal Preparation Program
This master’s degree option is a collaborative effort between UNLV and the Clark County School District to prepare school leaders. Students are selected for admission by a committee comprised of both UNLV faculty and CCSD personnel. Students matriculate as a cohort. Students have a mentor, who is a practicing school leader, throughout the course of the program.
Leadership Preparation Program
This master’s degree option is a cohort program for preparing school leaders. Students are selected for admission by a committee of department faculty. Students matriculate as a cohort.
This master’s degree option is a non-cohort program for preparing school leaders where students may select courses on a schedule at their convenience.
Administrative Endorsement Only
This option allows students to take graduate-level courses as a non-degree seeking student in PK-12 in Education Leadership. It provides the opportunity for students to take those courses that lead to the State of Nevada’s Administrative Endorsement.
Students must first apply for admission on-line through the university’s Graduate College website http://graduatecollege.unlv.edu/ Students may up-load or attach all required Department of Educational Leadership documents to the Graduate College Online Application. Current application deadlines are posted on the department program areas websites. Minimum admission requirements for UNLV Graduate College include:
1. A completed application form available on the Graduate College website and the non-refundable application fee http://graduatecollege.unlv.edu
2. One copy of official transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
Additional material are required by the Department of Educational Leadership for admission to the PK-12 Education Leadership Master’s In Education Program. Students are advised to attach the required documents to the Graduate College On-line Application. Copies may be submitted directly to the Department of Educational Leadership. The admission requirements are listed as follows:
- Official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller’s Analogies (MAT) results;
- Faculty review of the student’s past academic performance;
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work;
- Evidence of a minimum of two years of satisfactory teaching or administrative experience (or equivalent) is recommended;
- Two letters of professional recommendation;
- Official transcripts.
For the Collaborative Principal Preparation Program in PK-12 Education Leadership there are additional admission requirements, including a nomination and screeening process through the Clark County School District, a formal interview conducted jointly by CCSD and UNLV faculty, and a written statement of leadership philosophy.
For the Leadership Preparation Program in PK-12 Education Leadership, there are additional admission requirements, including a formal interview with faculty and a written statement of leadership philosophy.
A maximum of 12 credit hours from another accredited institution may be transferred into a program with graduate faculty and UNLV Graduate College approval. For students who have been enrolled as non-degree seeking and have been taking graduate courses within the UNLV system, a maximum of 15 graduate credits may be applied toward a degree. The student’s graduate studies advisor, department chair, and Graduate College dean must approve any transfer or earned credit and must be filed in a student’s plan of study.