The Nation’s Oldest Institution Dedicated to Educating Women and Girls

As the nation’s oldest institution dedicated to educating women and girls, Salem has a legendary history of leadership.  With the Educational Leadership program, Salem will build on that legacy by preparing women and men to lead in the field of education.  The program is designed as an inclusive leadership opportunity that prepares those seeking to become principals but also those who wish to pursue various other leadership roles within a school and district: assistant principals, curriculum facilitators, instructional coaches, and district administrators.  Graduates will be eligible to apply for a North Carolina Level 1 Administrator License.

Salem College has a distinctive reputation of developing relationships to support students’ best learning, and now we will transition that core belief to online learning.  Salem College’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership will meet working educators’ needs for flexibility with a fully online program that integrates opportunities to connect with faculty and a cohort of colleagues through digital platforms, face-to-face Saturday residencies, and a range of technologies that span our distances. 

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Salem College Master of Education in Educational Leadership is:

  • Fully Online, Cohort Model
  • 4 Residency Saturdays
  • 2 ½ years; 7 semesters (fall, spring, and summer)

Applications Available, see Downloads below.

Submission date for priority consideration: April 1, 2020

Eligible Applicants

  • have three years teaching experience
  • hold (or be eligible to hold) a North Carolina teaching license
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate or graduate coursework (GPA of 2.7-29 may be considered for provisional admission)