Educational Administration MEd

Those who apply to the Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate School for admission to the master’s degree program in educational administration must meet the general admission requirements. General A&M-Commerce Graduate School admissions policies are described elsewhere in this catalog. Students who apply for admission have two admissions options available:

  1. regular degree seeking admission or
  2. admission as a non-degree seeking student.

Beyond the university admissions requirements, the department requires the following to be screened for full admission to master’s degree programs:  Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, One of the following:  official Graduate Record Examination, (GRE), a previous completed master's degree with a 3.0 gpa from a regionally accredited institution, or an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher overall, or proof of a valid Texas teaching certificate or principal certificate. 

The MEd degree program includes 30 required hours in educational administration. 21 of the hours required will apply to the department’s principal certification program.

Fully admitted students will take the following courses:

Master of Education in Educational Administration - Option II Non-Thesis

EDAD 595Using Research for Best Practice (3 semester hours required)3
Required Courses (27 semester hours)
*Admission to each course requires departmental clearance
EDAD 615Leading Effective Schools3
EDAD 626Using the Law in Educational Practice3
EDAD 656Building Capacity for Powerful Learning3
EDAD 619GLB/Designing Curriculum3
EDAD 607Using Evaluation and Data to Improve Learning3
EDAD 508Facilitating Learning for Diverse Students3
EDAD 561GLB/Multicultural Education3
EDAD 554GLB/Leading the Learning Community3
EDAD 610Leading Learning Communities Reflective Practicum3
Total Hours30

In addition to coursework, the master’s degree program requires satisfactory performance on the department’s comprehensive examination. The Department of Educational Leadership provides degree plans for obtaining a Master's in Educational Administration and includes Texas Principal Certification as well as a Certification Only degree plan for students who already have a Master's Degree.  We do not offer Probationary Principal Certification.

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.