Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration, emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership
The department. in collaboration with faculty members and renowned expert practitioners, offers a PK-12 School Administration Program in which culturally-responsive educational leaders are developed to be change agents for creating effective schools. Staying true to the land-grant mission of Texas A&M University, this unique program is infused with the ideals and practices of social justice, social responsibility, and equity through the course work.
This distinctive two-year program advances leaders who understand the multifaceted educational, social, moral, cultural, legal, political, and fiscal aspects of effective schools. More specifically, the graduates of the program are instructional leaders who are able to promote the learning, understanding, and growth of all students through the establishment of a vision, mission, and goals, the cultivation of a strong culture of instruction, and the provision of teacher professional development, reflective practice, and resources. These leaders are able to develop a team, inclusive of community members and parents, which can evaluate the impact of the comprehensive programs offered to learners and plan strategically for greater effects.
The 36-credit hour master’s degree program is comprised of course work aligned to the Texas State Board of Educator Certification Principal Domains, Competencies, and Standards and includes two semesters of internship. Upon successful completion of the program and approval of the program faculty, candidates may sit for the TExES state principal examination. More information on the requirements for Principal Certification can be found at https://eahr.tamu.edu/certificates/principal-certification/.
Admissions Deadline: December 1, 2022
Candidates are selected for membership in a cohort based on their (a) holding a bachelor’s degree, (b) holding a teaching certificate in PK-12, (c) having at least two years of full-time teaching experience upon entering or upon completing the program, (d) engaging in an interview with faculty, and (e) having involvement in leadership activities. Candidates typically maintain their current employment while pursuing this degree.
Degree: Master’s in Educational Administration
Emphasis: PK-12 Educational Leadership
Degrees Offered: Master of Education
Credit Hours: Online, Cohort Model (36 hours completed over 2 years, 5 semesters)
All graduate students must complete a residency requirement set forth by Texas A&M University specific for the degree program of interest unless appropriate documentation can be provided that the individual is employed full-time.
Frequently Asked Questions
I AM SEEKING PRINCIPAL CERTIFICATION. IS THIS THE PROGRAM I SHOULD APPLY TO?
Yes, you need to apply to the M.Ed. in Educational Administration if you are seeking principal certification in the state of Texas. You can find more information on steps for certification on this website.
IS THE M.ED. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (PK-12 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP) AN ONLINE PROGRAM?
Yes, the M.Ed. program courses are offered 100% online. Students are required to come to campus for a required training one weekend during their second Spring semester.
CAN YOU GUIDE ME THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Completed Application: A completed Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.
HOW SOON CAN I APPLY?
Applications for the M.Ed. in Educational Administration program are accepted between August 1 and December 1. Cohorts are admitted once a year, and start each Fall semester.
WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL PROGRAM COSTS?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Check out the cost of attendance estimator.
Please note, you must update the program hours.
IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Yes, financial assistance is available through the Student Financial Aid Office.
Notice to students pursuing programs that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.
The program you are interested in or have applied for may lead to professional license or certification that is required for employment. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification where students are located. In addition, the regulation requires a direct disclosure be provided when a program’s curriculum does not meet state requirements or if the institution has not made a determination if a program’s curriculum meets state requirements. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program.
The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
- has not made a determination of whether the M.Ed. in Educational Administration meets the educational requirements for AS, CNMI, GU, MH, FM, and PW
We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program.
A list of the current contact information of applicable licensing boards can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/leadership/state-board-for-educator-certification.
For more information regarding general disclosures for professional licensure and certification disclosure statements visit, http://certification.tamu.edu/professional-licensure/.