Administrative License

The Educational Leadership Program at Southern Utah University offers two options: a 36-hour program and a 27-hour program. The 36-hour program, upon completion, provides an M. Ed. degree and recommendation to USBE for the Educational Leadership License. For those that already hold a master’s degree, the 27-hour program satisfies USBE requirements for recommendation for the Educational Leadership License.

Please note: Courses that do not reach enrollment of 10 may not run, and students may be given the option to join another section, or take the course in the next semester the course is offered.

Admission Requirements include:

  • Utah professional educator license
  • Original transcript(s)
  • 3.0 GPA on last 60 credit hours of coursework
  • Confidential recommendation from immediate administrative supervisor or an LEA-level administrator with knowledge regarding the individual’s potential as a school leader
  • Verification of background clearance
  • Copy of most current evaluation
  • Orientation
  • Admissions Interview

Please contact Tammy Lovell, Graduate Study Specialist for additional information at 435-586-7715 or

Additional Program Information

LEAD Handbook  Textbooks  

Administrative Principal Stipend

During the Administrative Internships, Mentor Principals are eligible for a Stipend. The forms are included below.

Stipend Request  W-9  

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Sponsored Travel

Are you looking for some support to travel to present at a conference or attend professional development related to the program? Reach out to a faculty member in the Education department and/or learn more about great funding opportunities.