M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Admission Requirements

M.Ed. Admissions

Completed Application DeadlineCohort Starting Semester/Term
June 15thAugust Cohort (Term 5)
October 15thJanuary Cohort (Term 1)
March 15thMay Cohort (Term 3)

Candidates for admission in the Limestone M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership are evaluated and accepted based on a thorough review by the admissions committee.  The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Admissions Committee will consider all components of the application in its admission decision.

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The admission requirements for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership are as follows:

For Full Admission into the graduate program: 

  1. Official undergraduate and any graduate degree transcripts from each regionally accredited college or university attended; if applicable, your foreign transcript must be sent through World Education Services or International Education Evaluations for evaluation;
  2. Two letters of recommendation 
  3. Resume 
  4. A copy of a current teaching license or letter from an employer, if not teaching in a public school
  5. One of the following requirements is met: 
    1. Hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
    2. Hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA OR a GRE score at or above the 50th percentile for each category
  6. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores from either IELTS or TOEFL iBT. A score of 6.0 or higher is required for the IELTS. A score of 79 or higher is required for TOEFL iBT. This requirement may be waived if the student provides evidence of having completed an accredited ESL program or holds a degree from an accredited college or university. 

Applicants who do not meet the full admission requirements are designated as conditional. Students admitted to the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership on a conditional basis must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the first 9 hours of graduate credit. 

If applicable, your foreign transcript must be sent to Limestone through one of the credit evaluation agencies listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) page. While Limestone does accept transcript evaluations from any organizations listed on the NACES page, the University’s preferred credit evaluation agencies are International Education Evaluations or World Education Services.

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership curriculum consists of 36 credit hours.

  • The core curriculum consists of 21 credit hours and 15 elective credit hours
  • Endorsement courses may be taken independently of the M. Ed.
  • Courses may be taken full time or part-time
  • 100% of the required courses are taught online
  • Elective options include a global experience which allows educators to work with international teachers and students
  • The program has three start dates per academic year (January, May. and August) which allow for maximum flexibility
  • All coursework is taught by veteran educators with a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences

Current Endorsements offered include:

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEAM 

Endorsements can be obtained separately or in conjunction with the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership.

2023-2024 Graduate Tuition

Graduate Tuition

MBA, MSHI, MSW - $1,950 per course ($650 per credit hour)
MSN - $1,800 per course ($600 per credit hour)
M.Ed. - $1,350 per course for licensed teachers ($450 per credit hour)

Active Military Discounted Tuition

(-$100 per credit hour)

MBA, MSHI, MSW - $1,650 per course ($550 per credit hour)
MSN - $1,500 per course ($500 per credit hour)
M.Ed. – $1,050 per course ($350 per credit hour)


Graduation Fee - $150
Student Identity Verification Fee- $5