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.

Beyond the university admissions requirements, the department requires applicants to submit the following to be screened for full admission to master’s degree programs:  

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution (Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for the Certification Only Program)
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of a 2.75, or 3.00 overall on the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree, or an overall 3.0 on a completed master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume
  • Proof of a current valid teacher certification
  • Teaching Service Record with a minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience

The MEd degree program includes 30 required hours in educational administration. Twenty-one 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 - Non-Thesis

Research (3 semester hours)
EDAD 595Using Research for Best Practice (3 semester hours required)3
Required Courses (27 semester hours)
*Admission to each course requires departmental clearance
EDAD 507Using Evaluation and Data to Improve Learning3
EDAD 515Leading Effective Schools 3
EDAD 519GLB/Designing Curriculum 3
EDAD 526Using Law in Educational Practice 3
EDAD 556Building Capacity for Powerful Learning 3
EDAD 569Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 561GLB/Culturally Responsive Campus Leadership for 21st Century Schools3
EDAD 554GLB/Leading the Learning Community3
EDAD 510Leading Learning Communities Reflective Practicum 3
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 that includes Texas Principal Certification as well as a Certification Only degree plan for students who already have a Master's Degree(described next).  We do not offer Probationary Principal Certification.

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

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