Master of Educational Leadership

Welcome to the Master of Educational Leadership Program at Rocky Mountain College.

This accelerated program begins with a five-day residential seminar in August and ends with a five-day residential seminar the following June. Candidates will complete an intensive internship each of the two semesters in the program. Candidates will be full-time students taking classes in the evening in Billings or via VisionNet. All classes will have online components. Federal financial aid is available for the program if students are eligible. The program is 34 credits in length and has a minimal residency requirement. Based on the research of Effective Schools, this cohort-based program meets all of the state and national standards. Blending theory and practice through coursework and intensive internship, candidates will be prepared to be instructional leaders in the K-12 setting. Faculty members are experts in their field and will share relevant educational leadership experience with the cohort.

Please complete the following to be considered for admission:

  1. Complete the application;
  2. Submit a current resume and goals statement;
  3. Submit an official transcript from the institution granting your most recent degree;
  4. Submit three professional reference forms; and
  5. Submit a photocopy of your current teaching certificate, if applicable.

Acceptance into the program for either certification or master's degree will also include a successful interview for admission.

Dr. Stevie Schmitz
Director of Master of Educational Leadership

Program Admission

Admission to the Master of Educational Leadership Program is competitive and will be based on the following requirements for admission. All forms, including applications and reference forms, can be found here.

Complete the following if you are interested in completing a master's-level program in educational leadership:

  • Complete a separate application for admission to the program;
  • Submit a current resume with a defined goal statement. The goal statement is four to seven pages, double-spaced and explains 1) your philosophy of education; 2) qualities or characteristics of exemplary leaders; 3) how you demonstrate or embody these qualities or characteristics in your professional experience; 4) why you are applying to the RMC Educational Leadership Program and wanting to become an educational leader in the 21st century, and 5) what pledge of support from your school district you have secured and how you will arrange release time for the internship required in the RMC program;
  • Submit an official transcript from the institution granting your most recent degree;
  • Submit three professional reference forms completed by 1) your principal, 2) a teacher the principal chooses, and 3) a teacher of your choice. If you are not currently teaching, choose a supervisor who can tell us about your work;
  • Submit a photocopy of your valid (current) teaching certificate. If your certificate has expired, you will be required to submit your renewed certificate before applying for the principal certificate; and
  • Acceptance into the program will also include a successful interview for admission.

Complete the following if you are applying to the RMC Educational Leadership Program for certification only. A master's degree must have been earned at another institution:

  • Complete a separate application for admission to the program;
  • Submit an updated resume to include educational degrees and professional experiences as well as all relevant awards, publications, presentations, or other achievements;
  • Submit an official transcript from the institution granting your most recent degree;
  • Submit three professional reference forms completed by 1) your principal, 2) a teacher the principal chooses, and 3) a teacher of your choice. If you are not currently teaching, choose a supervisor who can tell us about your work;
  • Submit a photocopy of your valid (current) teaching certificate. If your certificate has expired, you will be required to submit your renewed certificate before applying for the principal certificate; and
  • Acceptance into the program will also include a successful interview for admission.

Master of Educational Leadership Curriculum

The master of an educational leadership program at Rocky Mountain College is designed to prepare educational leaders for careers as a principal or superintendent. This cohort-based program incorporates state and national standards for educational leadership and is based on Effective School Research. Blending theory and practice through coursework and intensive internship, candidates will be prepared to be instructional leaders at the K-12 level. The program is 34 credits in length depending on previous coursework and has a minimal residency requirement. Graduates of this program will meet the educational requirements for licensure as a principal. Candidates should check with the Office of Public Instruction for other licensure requirements.

Required courses: EDL 500, EDL 505, EDL 510, EDL 520, EDL 530, EDL 554, EDL 560, EDL 570, EDL 575, EDL 590, EDL 591, EDL 683, EDL 690, and EDL 691.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (per semester) $9,975
Fees (approximate) $250


Students can elect to pay the semester's tuition and fees in full at registration or may sign up for a payment plan through the College. Students may contact the student accounts representative at 406.657.1016 to enroll in the payment plan option. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Call the Financial Aid Office at 406.657.1031 for more information.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated May 1, 2018
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Start Date
Sept. 2019
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