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Online Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision

Become a leader in your school or district with an M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision.

SWU’s online Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision is designed for educators who plan to become principals or supervisors in South Carolina and leads to advanced certification and principal licensure. If you already have a master’s degree, program completion will qualify you for Masters plus 30 status with South Carolina.

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.

Is the M.ED. in Administration and Supervision right for you?

You might consider an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision if you are currently a teacher with at least two years of teaching experience, and you are comfortable with taking on leadership roles.

Benefits of enrolling in SWU’s MEDAS program include:

100% online degree program
Leads to advanced certification and principal licensure
Granted national recognition without conditions by CAEP
A dedicated, personal advisor
Ability to apply real-world knowledge

What You'll Learn

As an online M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision student, you will complete three practicum opportunities and an internship at your current school, and gain a deeper understanding of: educational leadership, school operations management, public and community relations, ethics, and advanced educational research. SWU's top-performing MEDAS degree program is regionally accredited, taught by real-world experts, and offers the flexibility to earn as you learn. Apply online in just 15 minutes!

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Palmetto State Teachers Association Members Scholarship

Southern Wesleyan University will award a 10% scholarship to members of the Palmetto State Teachers Association who enroll in our M.Ed. programs. The 10% scholarship will be applied proportionately to each course of the entire program. The scholarship will be applied only toward tuition.

Students receiving tuition benefits from outside sources, including VA benefits, Military benefits, State and Federal scholarships & grants, and Tuition Assistance programs, may still qualify for scholarship assistance up to, but not to exceed, 100% of tuition expenses.

The student must complete scholarship application form and provide proof of Palmetto State Teachers Association membership.

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

Ready to become a leader?

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Our simple, 15-minute application process is the first step toward earning your M.Ed. Join our Christ-centered community today!

Online Program Start Dates

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

Not Ready to Apply?

Questions or concerns? We're here for you every step of the way. Submit an inquiry and our SWU team will be in touch soon. We promise not to share your information.

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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

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact 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.)