Course Descriptions

Program Director:
Dr. Christopher Trombly


Master of Education Educational Leadership

An Educational Leadership Licensure Consortium (ELCC) nationally recognized exemplary program Nationally accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) Now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Center for Leadership and Learning (CLL) Mission
The M.Ed. Educational Leadership is a performance-based program of study designed to prepare future school principals and assistant principals. Students must complete a 34-hour program of study with an administrative internship. Candidates produce a professional portfolio as evidence of competency in the six standards for licensure: educational leadership, school management, school climate, community relations, curriculum management and data collection and analysis.

Master of Education, Educational Leadership (EDLD)
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare teachers for a graduate degree and eligibility for Arkansas licensure as a building level leader. The degree program is reflective of the Arkansas School Leader Standards and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards. The degree program consists of  13 course hours of core courses and 21 hours of educational leadership courses, resulting in a 34 hours graduate degree program. Authentic classroom experiences, representative of daily situations school leaders encounter, are integrated into courses. Graduate College requirements specify degree completion within a six year time period.

Application to the Center for Leadership and Learning
Educational Leadership Degree Program of Study

Interested individuals must first apply and be accepted to  the Arkansas Tech University Graduate College.

Complete the on-line graduate application form

  1. Request official transcripts from each college or university attended

  2. Furnish proof of immunity against measles and rubella by sending proof of two (2) MMR immunization shots for persons born after January 1, 1957. Individuals born prior to this date must furnish proof of two (2) MMR immunization shot.

  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $25

  4. Send transcripts and MMR records  to:
    Arkansas Tech University Graduate College
    1507 North Boulder Avenue
    Tomlinson 113
    Russellville, AR 72801 (479)968.0398 or

After an individual is accepted into Graduate College, the individual must be accepted into the Center for Leadership and Learning Educational Leadership Program of Study. To make program of study application to the Educational Leadership degree program, individuals must provide a:

  1. Letter documenting two (2) years of classroom teaching experience

  2. Copy of current teaching license