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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Post-Master Certificate in Education Leadership

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Advisement for the certificate program is available from the Education Leadership  Department.

The Post-Master Certificate in Educational Leadership (PMC-EDLD) requires 18 hours past the master’s degree, by Maryland regulation. The PMC-EDLD is a professional degree program designed to prepare educational leaders. The curriculum emphasizes both theory and practice in the preparation of administrators and supervisors.


Admission to the PMC-EDLD Program requires an application for graduate admission, the application fee, official transcript showing undergraduate degree completion and official transcript showing a master’s degree in education or related field of study. The following additional documents and requirements are needed, and applicants will be guided by SU’s online application to supply them:

  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who support the candidate’s ability for graduate study in educational administration and supervision.

  • Employer’s letter providing evidence of at least two years (18 months) of satisfactory teaching performance.

  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • A program of study completed with a program advisor

Program Policies

  • After applicants have submitted all documents required for admission, they will be contacted to meet with a program advisor to complete a program of study as the last step in the application process. The program of study guides the student’s course enrollment through the completion of the PMC-EDLD.

  • Complete at least 18 semester hours of graduate credit with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Only 9 hours of transfer credit can be applied.

  • Prior to enrolling in EDLD 656 - Educational Leadership Internship /Issues Analysis ​, complete all prerequisite courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and successfully earn a passing grade on each of the four questions on the Comprehensive Qualifying Exam, a four-question essay exam given twice per year.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

Program Requirements

Complete the Following (6 Courses):

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