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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.  Applicants without an acceptable application packet will be considered for conditional admission.

Master of Education in Educational Administration

The MEd degree program includes 30 required hours in educational administration. All 30 required hours apply to the department’s principal certification program. Students who have not been fully admitted to the program may take up to 6 hours of coursework under nondegree-seeking status while their admission status is pending. These courses are EDAD 615 and EDAD 626 . No other courses may be taken until fully admitted.

Fully admitted students will take the following courses:

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 574Developing Quality Instructional Programs3
EDAD 508Facilitating Learning for Diverse Students3
EDAD 607Using Eval and Data to Imp Lea3
EDAD 554GLB/Leading the Learning Community3
EDAD 614Leading Learning Communities Internship3
Total Hours30

Notes: Students with conditional admission must achieve a grade point average of 3.75 in the first four courses to continue in the program. Grade points earned from other courses or transferred courses may not be used to satisfy this grade point requirement.

Students with objectives other than principal certification may be advised to substitute other courses in their degree plan, when appropriate.

In addition to coursework, the master’s degree programs require satisfactory performance on the department’s comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination may be taken upon completion of EDAD 554 (at end of program).

The department’s residency requirement for the master’s degree is fulfilled by completing a residency seminar, typically done in the initial semester of enrollment toward the master’s degree.