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Master in Educational Administration

Specific Degree Requirements

Students must complete an Online Graduate School Application found on the Office of Graduate Studies Program Page.

Admission to the Master of Education Program

Applicants interested in a Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration must have a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicants interested in applying and being admitted to the Master in Educational Administration program must apply through the Graduate Studies website by  August 1, 2014  Applicants will be notified by August 15, 2014 if admitted for fall 2014.  Applicants interested in applying for spring 2015 must apply by December 1, 2014 and will be notified by December 15, 2014 if admitted.


Program Admission Requirements

  1. Apply online through the Graduate Studies Website  Online Graduate School Application
  2. Submit a letter of intent to the Department of Educational Leadership explaining why he or she is interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration
  3. Submit a resume/vita
  4. Submit a photocopy of your current teacher certificate
  5. Submit a copy of your teacher service record (showing 2 or more years of teaching experience).
  6. Submit transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework   
  7.  Enrollment Requirement for UTPA Students: Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
For more information on requirement #7 Please follow link below:



Program Description

The Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration consists of 36 graduate credit hours.
The following courses need to be completed to earn a Master’s degree.

EDUL 6300           Introduction to Research & Evaluation
EDUL 6388           Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education
EDUL 6392           School and Community Relations
EDUL 6339           Organizational Leadership
EDUL 6333           Curriculum Development
EDUL 6334           Instructional Leadership
EDUL 6337           Administration of Special Instructional Programs
EDUL 6335           Leadership for Successful Schools
EDUL 6385           Public School Law
EDUL 6370           Supervision of Instruction
EDUL 6338            The School Principalship 
EDUL 6393           Adminsitration of School Staff Personnel     
  • Students may apply for the TExES Exam after admittance into the Principal Credential Certification Program and successful completion of the practice Representative Exam and required review sessions as advised by the program coordinator.  Eligibility form with required authorized signature is required. 
  • Students must schedule their Master’s Written Comprehensive Exam during the last semester of coursework, and apply for Graduation at the Graduate Office 6-8 months prior to graduating.


Financial Assistance

What Financial Support Is Available?

Financial Aid

Apply early and plan ahead to get the financial assistance you need for your Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is easy and fast at Please include UTPA on the list of school you will send your application to by adding our FAFSA School Code 003599.
For detailed information on the grants and loans available to graduate students, view the Graduate Office Financial Assistance page or contact:

Student Financial Services
Student Services Building 1.192
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999


Assistantships give students the opportunity to work on campus (up to 20-hour workweeks) and are based on college/institutional demands and funds. Three types of assistantships are offered and include teaching, research and graduate. For assistantship opportunities within the Department of Educational Leadership call 956-665-3436.

Additional assistantship opportunities may be available through the graduate office. For more information email, call (956) 665-3661 or visit


UTPA has several scholarship opportunities such as the Excellence Scholarship which becomes available every September 1 and must be submitted by January 15. These scholarships are highly competitive so be sure to apply early at

For additional scholarship opportunities, contact:

Scholarship Office
Student Services Building 1.136
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999


1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
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