The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Master's in Educational Administration, emphasis in:

PK-12 Educational Leadership

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.

Admissions Deadline: December 1

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.

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EAHR department and Texas A&M University.

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Program Details

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)

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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.

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Master’s Frequently Asked Questions


  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 511 Harrington Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You can e-mail us at Our mailing address is 4226 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4226. Office fax number: (979) 862-4347. Please make sure to include a cover sheet when faxing.

  • 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: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator

    Please note, you must update the program hours.

  • Can you guide me through the application process?

    Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $50 application fee for domestic applicants and $75 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.

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  • How soon can I apply?

    Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid

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