Master of Education in Educational Administration

The School and Department's vision is “We transform lives.” Specifically, the K-12 EAP’s mission is (a) to prepare leaders for public, charter, and private schools in Texas and the nation and (b) to prepare individuals to conduct research and/or teaching at a university, college, institute, or educational agency. As a result of these dramatic changes, the K12 EAP faculty is dedicated to attracting, mentoring, and preparing the "best, brightest, and culturally aware young leaders for key roles as superintendents, principals and university professors." To reach these goals, the faculty must nurture educational change agents who can focus on improving the technical core of teaching and learning and seek social justice for all students at all levels of education. It is important that the program meets the challenges of integrating theory and research as a resource that can be used to solve complex problems of administrative practice. The faculty members believe that both the school practitioner and the university professor must have skills in reflective practice and be prepared to integrate reliable formal knowledge with clinical knowledge, i.e., theoretical with craft knowledge.

As you make decisions about becoming a school administrator, the Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Administration program offers an array of options with a focus on K-12. If you are interested in become a school administrator, this program allows an individual to receive both a master's degree and complete the course requirements for principal certification in the state of Texas. The MEd in Educational Administration is designed for individuals who wish to become leaders in the public school field. This is a non-thesis degree. Students are admitted into a cohort which begins each fall semester. Students should complete the program in two years. 

Upon successful completion of all required coursework and with the approval of the program faculty, students may sit for the (state principal examinations) if they:

  • Complete all components of the required practicum experience;
  • Complete all preparation work recommended by faculty and provide a passing score exam certification practice exams (both 268 and PASL 368);
  • Complete the SBEC online certification application;
  • Complete the School of Education and Human Development Certification and Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Developments Requirements.

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.