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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 Summer 2014 must have a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicants interested in being admitted to the Master in Educational Administration program must apply through the Graduate Studies website and get all documentation to the department by May 1, 2014  Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2014 if admitted.  Applicants interested in applying for Fall 2014 must apply by August 1, 2014 and will be notified by August 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 (if applicable)
  5. Submit transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  6.  Complete an onsite writing exercise:
    1. Read and reflect on one of the following articles as part of your preparation for the writing exercise.
      1. Educational Leadership: Expecting Excellence for All
      2. Educational Leadership: The Dropout Problem: Losing Ground
      3. Educational Leadership: Learning to Love Assessment
      4. Educational Leadership: The Principal’s Priority 1
    2. Call office (956) 665-3436 or email to sign up to take the onsite writing exercise
    3. See writing rubric for guidance on how to approach writing assignment.

     7.    Enrollment Requirement for UTPA Students: Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

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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 after admittance into the Principal Credential Certification Program. 
  • 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.
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