2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is a 36 credit-hour non-thesis program that prepares individuals to serve in educational leadership. The program includes a pathway to certification for those wanting to serve as elementary and secondary principals, supervisors and central office staff in public and private schools (where certification may be required). The program also includes a pathway that is not inclusive of Texas administrator (i.e., principal or superintendent) certification. Note: Applicants seeking to enroll in the coursework leading to certification as a principal must have completed at least one full year of teaching in an accredited school prior to beginning coursework. In addition to required coursework, students in the Educational Leadership M.Ed. program complete a Tier I assessment upon completion of 12-15 hours coursework, and complete a Digital Leadership Portfolio. The Tier I Assessment provides an opportunity for mid-program feedback and coaching from faculty members. The Leadership Portfolio includes products from the required coursework and, for persons in the non-certification track, elements from elective courses. Candidates for graduation will conduct a presentation based in this portfolio work to a faculty committee and invited guests.

Program Requirements

Certification

Tier I (15 hours)

EDLE 60013Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

EDLE 60033Community Engagement and Culturally Responsive Practice

3

EDLE 60043Instructional Leadership A: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

3

EDLE 60053Instructional Leadership B: Supervision

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

Tier II (15 hours)

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDLE 60063Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

3

EDLE 60073Education Policy Studies

3

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDLE 60083Data Use for Educational Leaders

3

EDUC 60043Action Research

3

Tier III (6 hours)

EDLE 60093Principal Practicum in Educational Leadership

3

EDLE 60093Principal Practicum in Educational Leadership

3

Non-Certification

Tier I (15 hours)
EDLE 60013Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDXX 6XXXXElective

EDXX 6XXXXElective

Tier II (15 hours)

EDLE 60063Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

3

EDLE 60083Data Use for Educational Leaders

3

EDXX 6XXXXElective

or

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDUC 60043Action Research

3

or

EDUC 60823Educational Program Evaluation

3

Tier III (6 hours)
EDAD 70200Internship in Educational Administration

1.00-6.00

EDAD 70200 students who are not seeking principal certification may take 0, 3 or 6 hours of internship, in combination with additional coursework.
In addition to completing the appropriate course requirements, students seeking certification as a principal must take and pass the practice exam (minimum score 80 percent) before being recommended to take the TExES examination for principal certification.