May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.


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Mission Statement: The Master of Education degree with a major in Educational Leadership prepares students for school leadership roles. The program provides opportunities for students to learn and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions set forth in National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards.

Program Information: Students will work in informal cohorts to apply educational leadership knowledge and skills to current school issues, often in actual school settings. Students who complete the educational leadership program are eligible to apply for Texas Principal Certification upon satisfactory completion of the state mandated TExES examination and two years of teaching experience.

Students who already possess a master’s degree may enroll in a non-degree program leading to principal or superintendent certification. Students pursuing principal certification will be directed by a program advisor to enroll in required educational leadership courses not already taken in their master’s degree work. Research courses (6 hours) are not required; practicum is required.

Students who are not certified K-12 teachers may choose to study a Master of Education degree with a major in Educational Leadership without Principal Certification.

In order to be recommended to take the state principal certification exam, candidates must first pass the principal certification practice exam.

Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification


Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership without Principal Certification


Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership and a Concentration in Special Education


This program requires 42 semester credit hours.

Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership and a Concentration in Sport Administration


This program requires 42 semester credit hours.

Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership and a concentration in Higher Education Administration


Mission Statement: Mission Statement: The Master of Education with a major in Educational Leadership and a concentration in Higher Education Administration focuses on broad-based areas of knowledge and study that examines the management and coordination of programs, policies, and processes pertaining to colleges and universities. Graduates with a master’s may work in university housing, student affairs, admissions, enrollment management and retention, university advancement or many of the other non-academic areas of universities and colleges. Current practitioners in respective areas of university operations develop and deliver the curriculum, rather than theorists.

This program requires 36 semester credit hours.

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