Sep 28, 2023  
2013-2014 General Catalog 

Master of Education Degree with Administrative/Supervisory License (M.Ed. LEAD)

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Program Information

Coordinator, Leadership in Education and Administrative Development: Ray Brooks,, ED 326, (435) 865-8576

Program Specialist: Shelley Dahlin,,  ED 319, (435) 586-7968


Degrees Offered

Master of Education Degree with Administrative/Supervisory License (LEAD)  

Non-Degreed Programs of Study:

Licensure Programs
Administrative/Supervisory License Leadership in Education & Administrative Development (LEAD)

Overview of Program

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development’s Graduate Studies in Education programs have been tailored to meet the needs of practicing educators who desire to advance their educational training and expertise. The programs provide multiple distance, face-to-face, and blended learning opportunities for individuals who desire to obtain a Master of Education Degree and/or an Administrative/Supervisory License. The College’s Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (LEAD) Program has been accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) through June, 2014.


Graduate Studies in Education Vision

To engage lifelong learners in Utah and beyond. 

Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (LEAD) Program Mission

The mission of the LEAD Program is to provide educational leaders who make student achievement their priority while focusing on the whole child.

Program Learning Outcomes

Licensure Program Goals

The goal of the Licensure program is to prepare professional educators who are:

  • Caring
  • Competent
  • Knowledgeable

Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (LEAD) Program Goals

To develop these leaders, the LEAD Program focuses on developing future administrators who are:

  • Caring Leaders
  • Knowledgeable Instructional Leaders
  • Strategic Decision Makers

Professional educators seeking graduate degrees and/or administrative endorsement meet the Highly Effective or Distinguished levels of the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as teachers and/or the Utah Educational Leadership Standards as administrators.

Other Information

Applications and Admission Procedures

Note: Admission to Graduate Studies in Education programs is a separate process from admission to the Southern Utah University School of Graduate Studies. There is no provisional admission in Graduate Studies in Education. For detailed directions on SUU School of Graduate Studies application procedures, potential candidates applying individually should refer to the Graduate Studies in Education webpage:

Admission Requirements for Administrative Licensure

All requirements must be met prior to admission to the program. For specific requirements for M.Ed. w/Administrative License or Administrative License only Programs, please see our website at:

GPA Requirements

Transcripts must verify a minimum GPA of 3.25 on the last 60 semester credits (90 quarters/credits) of approved undergraduate/graduate coursework.

Examination Requirement

If an applicant’s GPA does not meet the 3.25 requirement, but the GPA is between 3.0 and 3.24, the applicant will need to either complete the MAT (Miller’s Analogy Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam). On the MAT, the applicant must receive 370+; and for the GRE, the applicant must receive 1020+. Applicants must pass either of these two tests within their first semester.

Application Deadlines

Applications are not processed until they are complete. To ensure that your application can be processed in time to register for the next semester, all application materials must be completely filled in and received in the Graduate Studies in Education office by the following dates:

To Begin Taking Classes in: Application Deadline
Spring November 15
Summer April 15
Fall July 15
Orientation Information

Before being admitted and cleared for appropriate coursework, applicants must also complete an orientation session. Orientation sessions will be held via IVC (Interactive Video Conferencing) at least two weeks prior to deadline for applications and submission of all required documents. Please contact Shelley Dahlin at 435-586-7968 or for details.

General Program Information
  • Master’s, Licensure, and Endorsement programs must be completed within six (6) years of beginning coursework after admission. Credit may be no older than 10 years at the time of program completion.
  • Graduate students must earn a 3.00 GPA each semester. If the overall GPA falls below 3.00, the student will be placed on probation for one semester. At the end of the probationary semester, if the GPA is not a 3.00, the student will be dropped from the program. A C+ grade or below is considered a failing grade. If a student earns a C+ or below in a course, the course must be retaken. NO OTHER courses may be taken (even concurrently), until the grade has been raised to the minimum B- grade. Failure to raise the grade in two subsequent attempts will result in the student being dropped from the program. Students dropped from the program may apply for readmission after a five-year period has passed.
  • Graduate students must display professional dispositions, including, but not limited to, academic integrity, throughout their course of study. Student performance reviews occur routinely during graduate faculty meetings, where concerns regarding student dispositions are discussed. If warranted, concerns will be addressed through various means that may require action from the student before continuing in the program.
  • Incidents of academic dishonesty will be investigated and could impact the final grade in the course and/or status in the program. Section II C. 2 b. of the SUU Student Handbook prohibits “Cheating, forgery, plagiarism or other use of work belonging to another person.” As stated in the SUU Catalog, “If a student is guilty of academic dishonesty, the student may be dismissed from the class and may receive a failing grade. Other penalties may include suspension or expulsion from school.” The Graduate Studies in Education faculty use plagiarism detection software on submitted work.
  • Information on Independent Learning Courses can be acquired through the Office of Graduate Studies in Education. There is an additional fee for Independent Learning courses.
  • If a student misses more than two consecutive semesters, excluding summer sessions, the student must apply for readmission and is subject to current catalog requirements at the time of readmission.
  • Delivery of graduate programs is done through a variety of formats. All courses will have semester-long online components.
  • Due to the rigorous nature of graduate studies, students must have special permission from the Graduate Studies in Education Office to enroll in more than six (6) hours/credits during fall or spring semesters. Students may enroll for no more than 12 hours/credits during the summer.
  • Policies and procedures are subject to change. 


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