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
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

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Principal Certification

To complete the Principal Certification, students must be fully admitted to the PK-12 Educational Administration Master’s Program. The department does not offer a  “certification only” option at this time.

The Principal Certification consists of 36 hours of formal coursework and 3 credit hours of professional internship over two semesters. All requirements for the program are approved by the State of Texas.

To be eligible for Principal Certification, students must meet the following requirements by the end of the program:

  • Have a valid Texas teacher certificate;
  • Hold a master’s degree;
  • Have a minimum of two years creditable classroom teaching experience by the end of the program;
  • Complete the approved courses designed for meeting the requirements of certification with this department; and
  • Successfully pass the TExES exams (268 and 368 PASL). In accordance with newly revised requirements from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), All candidates will need to pass the new TExES Principal (268) and pass the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) to obtain a standard principal certification starting on 9/1/2019.

It is the responsibility of the individual to submit all required documentation to the EAHR Department in order to be recommended for certification.

Advanced Educational Leadership

The course material for Advanced Educational Leadership (AEL), as per the directive of the Texas Education Agency, must contain 18 hours of face to face instruction. In order to accommodate our online students, we will offer these 18 hours of instruction either as a mini-mester format or over a weekend. An alternative option for students would be to obtain their AEL certification through a Regional Education Service Center and provide documentation of completion to the EAHR Department.


A 3 credit-hour professional internship (EDAD 684) is required to complete the Principal Certification. This course is required for certification as a school principal by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) of the State of Texas.  Students are expected to be within the last 12 hours of their certification program before registering for the internship in order to fully benefit from the experiences.

Requirements for Completion

Upon successful completion of all requirements (coursework, internship and TExES exams), the student must:

    • Complete the SBEC online certification application;
    • Submit copy of teacher certificate;
    • Submit copy of teaching record showing at least two years full-time teaching;
    • Submit copy of TExES scores (268 and 268 PASL);
    • Complete the College of Education and Human Development Certification Requirements. Contact the Administrative Coordinator II, Melissa Kuhlmann, at for details and indicate date of completing SBEC online application.
    • It is the responsibility of the individual to submit all required documentation to the EAHR Department in order to be recommended for certification.

All information must be submitted to the Administrative Coordinator II, Melissa Kuhlmann. The application packet will be forwarded to the CEHD Certification Coordinator and you will be notified by email from SBEC when your certificate has been approved.


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