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Online Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision

Lead with confidence when you earn your M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision.

So, you’ve already found your passion, but now you want to take it one step further. When you earn your Master’s of Education in Administration and Supervision, you can continue the work you love—just on a larger scale. Our 100% online program allows you to stay connected to students while you work to become a principal in South Carolina through advanced certification.

Already have a master’s degree? No problem. Our program can also qualify you for Master’s plus 30 status with South Carolina.

Is an MEDAS degree right for me?

Our team of real-world experts is ready to help you take the next step in your career in a way that works for you—opening a door to earn while you learn. 

If you’re a current teacher with at least two years of teaching experience and you have ambitions of being a principal or educational leader, our 100% online MEDAS program is a great choice that offers plenty of flexibility.

Along with practicum opportunities, you’ll get a deeper understanding of educational leadership, operations management and public and community relations. Plus, your dedicated advisor will be there to help support you every step of the way.

Ready to take a step beyond the classroom? We have faith in you. It only takes 15 minutes to apply.

National Recognition by CAEP

The Education Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) under the umbrella of CAEP (formerly NCATE) granted national recognition without conditions to Southern Wesleyan University’s MEDAS program.

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Palmetto State Teachers Association Members Scholarship

Here’s another nudge to apply: Members of the Palmetto State Teachers Association who enroll in our M.Ed. programs will receive a 10% scholarship toward tuition. All you have to do is complete the scholarship application form and provide proof of your membership.

If you’re receiving other tuition benefits (VA benefits, Military benefits, State and Federal scholarships/grants and Tuition Assistance programs), you can still quality for scholarships covering up to 100% of your tuition expenses.


SWU has been a blessing to me – from the most caring professors (who each helped every step of the way) to the lifelong friends that I met through classes.


- Emily Wilkins, MEDAS Graduate and 2018-19 Teacher of the Year for Spartanburg County District 2

Apply Online in 15 Minutes:

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15 minutes is all it takes to make the first step in earning your MEDAS!

Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

Have questions? We can help. Send us your info above, and we’ll reach out to you. Don’t worry, we won’t share your info with anyone else.   

 

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At a Glance

* Total Cost (cost per credit hour x total credit hours) is provided to aid in program comparison only. All stated financial information is subject to change. Total Cost does not include book and material costs.

 

Admission Requirements for Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Valid teaching certificate from the State of South Carolina
  • Current employment with a minimum of two years experience as an administrator or teacher such that the teacher’s classroom can serve as a “laboratory” for the completion of course requirements.
  • Two recommendations from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work. One recommendation must be from School Administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Background statement (supplied by the university) of disclosure concerning all prior convictions including felonies and misdemeanors

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or  .

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

Additional information related to SWU’s non-discrimination policies include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Gender Non-Discrimination Policy (Title IX)

State Requirement Disclaimer

Southern Wesleyan does not advise students on what will or will not be accepted by the South Carolina Department of Education. Students are encouraged to contact SCDOE to ensure the degree offered by Southern Wesleyan University meets state requirements. Additionally, Southern Wesleyan cannot determine credentials for individuals desiring to teach at the collegiate level as this varies by accreditor and is based on each individual's collegiate credit history.

(For those students who hold a Georgia teacher certification, Georgia has implemented new guidelines for the pay upgrade for the Master degree. At this time, Southern Wesleyan University’s M. Ed. in Classroom Leadership will not lead to an upgrade. This is because our program major does not meet the in-field or new field upgrade requirement. Individuals that desire to complete advanced degree programs in the transitional fields of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and Teacher Leadership must meet the new field upgrade criteria. Please access this PDF for more information.)