The Educational Leadership Department primarily serves to prepare leaders for K-12 education in Texas and beyond. The department houses only Graduate Programs with both a Doctor of Education program and Masters of Education program. Principal and Superintendent preparation programs are also a major part of the department’s responsibility. Most of the coursework in both the doctoral and masters programs are now fully online. Some certification courses do incorporate onsite learning to satisfy state requirements for Principal and Superintendent preparation programs.
The Department of Educational Leadership graduates more than 200 students each year and is one of the largest administrator preparation programs in the state. Faculty utilizes a variety of innovative teaching processes to reach a diversified student population across the state.
Texas A&M University-Commerce has one of the highest graduation rates among Texas public institutions for doctoral programs. The Department of Educational Leadership ranks near the top in Texas in the preparation of K-12 Principals and Superintendents. Our programs are designed for the working practitioner while holding to the highest standards of scholarship and professionalism.
For a description of these programs and graduate courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog
B.A., Baylor University; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce
B.S., M.Ed., East Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., University of Texas at El Paso
Assistant Professional Track
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Whitworth University
Alan S. Francis
B.B.A., M.S., M.B.A., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce
B.S., Central Baptist College, M.A., Ed.D., Arkansas State University
B.S., Texas AM University; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin University; Ed.D., Lamar University.
Madeline C. Justice
B.A., M.A., Texas Woman’s University; Ed.D., East Texas State University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Hunter College; Ph.D., New York University
B.A., SookMyung Women’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.B.A., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce
B.A., Central Washington University; M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Nevada
BA., M.Ed., and Ed.D., from University of Texas-Pan American
William (Bill) R. Ogden
B.S., M.S., The State University of New York-Buffalo, M.S., Syracuse University, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed., Texas State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University
B.M., M.E.D., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., Liberty University
B.A., East Texas Baptist College-Marshall, BMA, Theological Seminary-Jacksonville, MEd, East Texas State University, EdD, Stephen F. Austin State University-Nacogdoches
Jon E. Travis
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.D., Arizona State University
Mary Ann Webb
B.S., M.S.,EdD, Arkansas State University-