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Master's in Educational Administration

Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction

edad and edld student groupThe Master's Degree in Educational Administration is a learner – centered program that prepares students to meet the demanding challenges that come from administrative positions such as campus principal, campus assistant principal and central office administration. The program prepares students to shape the campus culture by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.

Graduates of the program are prepared to implement a staff evaluation and development system to improve the performance of all staff members, select and implement appropriate models for supervision and staff development, and apply the legal requirements for personnel management. The program prepares students to collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources. Classroom experiences prepare students to lead and manage the campus organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. Instructional opportunities prepare students to design and implement curricula and strategic plans that enhance teaching and learning; alignment of curriculum, curriculum resources, and assessment; and the use of various forms of assessment to measure student performance. Graduates of the program are prepared to advocate, nurture, and sustain a campus culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and faculty professional growth.

This program offers the master of science degree in educational administration and preparation for the Texas State certification exams for the principalship and superintendency.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The learning experiences in the ethics of leadership prepare the graduates to model and promote the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in decision- making, actions, and behaviors.
  • The learning experiences in the development of campus culture prepare the graduates to create a campus culture that sets high expectations, promotes learning, and provides intellectual stimulation for self, students, and staff.
  • The learning experiences in human resources leadership prepare students to collaboratively develop, implement, and revise a comprehensive and on-going plan for professional development of campus staff which addresses staff needs and aligns professional development with identified goals, to further develop necessary knowledge and skills, and to model lifelong learning.  
  • The learning experiences in communication and community relations prepare students to demonstrate effective communication and collaboration that will establish partnerships with parents, businesses, and other groups in the community to strengthen programs and support campus goals.
  • The learning experiences in leadership and management prepare students to implement appropriate management techniques and group processes to define roles, assign functions, delegate authority, and determine accountability for campus goal attainment through all school operations and programs.
  • The learning experiences in curriculum planning and development prepare students to use emerging issues, occupational and economic trends, demographic data, student learning data, motivation theory, learning theory, legal requirements, and other information as a basis for campus curriculum planning.
  • The learning experiences in instructional leadership prepare students to facilitate the development of a campus learning organization that facilitates the development, implementation, evaluation, and refinement of student activity programs to fulfill academic, developmental, social, and cultural needs and Acquire and allocate sufficient instructional resources on the campus in the most equitable manner to support and enhance student learning.

Admission Requirements

You must apply and be admitted as a graduate student in the College of Education. See the Graduate Policies and Regulations and the Graduate Admission page.

Admission deadlines for the Master's Program in Educational Administration:

Priority deadline Hard deadline
Fall admittance June 1 August 10
Spring admittance October 15 January 1
Summer I admittance April 1 May 15
Summer II admittance April 1 June 15

Degree Requirements

Visit Course Catalog for a complete list of degree requirements for the Master of Science in Educational Administration.


Donna DeGaish, Program Specialist