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:
- regular degree seeking admission or
- 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 595||Using Research for Best Practice (3 semester hours required)||3|
|Required Courses (27 semester hours)|
|*Admission to each course requires departmental clearance|
|EDAD 615||Leading Effective Schools||3|
|EDAD 626||Using the Law in Educational Practice||3|
|EDAD 656||Building Capacity for Powerful Learning||3|
|EDAD 619||GLB/Designing Curriculum||3|
|EDAD 607||Using Evaluation and Data to Improve Learning||3|
|EDAD 508||Facilitating Learning for Diverse Students||3|
|EDAD 561||GLB/Multicultural Education||3|
|EDAD 554||GLB/Leading the Learning Community||3|
|EDAD 610||Leading Learning Communities Reflective Practicum||3|
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.