This online delivery allows you to start the program either Spring or Summer term, and finish the program at your own pace. You can attend coursework year round (Fall, Spring and Summer terms). Your courses will include students from a variety of graduate-level Educational Leadership programs for a dynamic learning environment focused on improving students lives.
To see a typical list of courses by term, visit an example Current Students page for this program.
The program coordinators can help you determine which online delivery option best fits your needs.
Each course will include synchronous learning sessions where the professor and students meet online at the same time. These sessions are tentatively planned for most Tuesdays and occasional Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. MT. Students will have input on session scheduling.
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We recommend that you apply at least 60 days before the start of your first term. Approximate recommended deadlines:
If those dates have passed, you can contact the Program Coordinator to see if you should still apply for and/or begin classes in the upcoming term.
U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.
You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:
Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and the ELPS program and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision.
All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the graduate application process. In addition to any application steps listed above, you will also need to prepare the following for your application:
* = Items marked with * are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.
# = Items marked with # are not required with your initial application. You will submit them after you have been admitted to UNC.
For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email email@example.com, or call 970-351-2831.
"The rural cohort has been an excellent way for me to collaborate with so many other professionals in my field of study. Though our setting is non-traditional, 21st Century technology works seamlessly for all of us to "gather" during a time that works best for us."
– Kimberly Ehnes, Graduate
"UNC's ELPS program is one of the best I've seen on many levels and it has been a pleasure to be involved with an amazing group of students and faculty!"
– Lois Oestreich, Graduate
"I was nervous about how the technology would work, and I did have some glitches to start out, but I had excellent support from my professors and extremely helpful technical support from the help-line to solve the problem."
– Jennifer Ellsperman, Graduate
"What I appreciate most about the course of study is how relevant I find it. Often, I can take what I'm learning and directly apply it to the work I'm currently doing."
– Katie Baldassar