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Lead Your School to Success

Students remember their teachers, but teachers remember their principals. Our school districts need well-trained administrators. You can help make this happen at A&M-Commerce. The Master of Education program equips you with the leadership, financial and administrative skills needed to excel as a principal. Work with renowned faculty as you explore the risks and rewards of Educational Administration. Our program is designed with you in mind. Offered completely online, you can complete coursework on your own schedule. Our kids need remarkable teachers, and our teachers need accomplished leaders. Let your passion for leading begin here.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1-1.5 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Educational Administration (MED) :: Links copied not edited

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Education Administration :: Principal Certification

Become a Principal

Earn your principal certification while completing your master’s degree in Educational Administration. If you already have a master’s degree, you can earn your Principal Certification by completing our 21-hour program. Learn more about our certification-only option below.

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SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Educational Administration

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Master of Education in Educational Administration :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

What you will learn

A master’s degree in Educational Administration will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills in human resources, budgeting and organizational leadership
  • Analyze and interpret data for improvement on instructional delivery
  • Receive opportunities to practice and apply knowledge in practicum
  • Handle complex situations that educators face with grace, guidance and humility
  • Complete the principal certification
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Master of Education in Educational Administration :: Careers

Careers

There is a growing need for Educational Administrators in Texas. Job outlook continues to rise, opening doors to new positions. Gain the experience you need to stand out through our competitive, nationally-recognized program.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Elementary, Middle and High School Principals
$95,310

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Master of Education in Educational Administration :: FEATURED COURSES

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Master of Education in Educational Administration :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Earn your master’s degree in Educational Administration. Our flexible program is designed to meet the needs of professionals. Offered fully online, you’ll work with experts in the field who are committed to helping you reach your professional goals.

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Graduate Program Costs

Program Costs

As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.

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Educational Administration:: Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master’s degree with Principal Certification or the certification only-option is a two-part process. First, you must apply to the Graduate School for admission to the master’s degree or non-degree Principal Certification program. Second, you must submit a separate application to the Certification Office.

Note: International students are not eligible for this degree.

Step One: Applying to Graduate School

To apply for the Graduate School, you must:

  • Complete the ApplyTexas application
  • Pay $50 application fee
  • Hold an 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 3.00 on a completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit proof of current valid teacher certification
  • Include Teaching Service Record with a minimum of 1-year teaching experience
  • Submit all official undergraduate transcripts, including all transcripts used towards earning a bachelor’s degree. Include any master’s degree transcripts with graduate coursework, if applicable.

Please submit all required documents to the Graduate School:

Graduate School
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75428-3011

Step Two: Applying to Principal Certification

Prior to being fully admitted to the Principal Certification portion of the program, you will need to apply to the Certificate Office. This is a separate application with separate fees.

To apply for the Certification Office, you must:

  • Submit the Professional Certification Program application and print the application confirmation page
  • Print and sign the FERPA/Code of Conduct requirements
  • Submit $50 application fee via Marketplace (separate from the Graduate School application fee)

Please mail or email your packet to Bob Nottingham.

Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Acceptance and Admission

Once the screening process is complete, and you have met the admission requirements, you will be emailed an admission letter that you must sign, scan and email back to Judy Allen. Once our office has received your signed admission letter, you will receive an official acceptance to our master’s degree with Principal Certification or certification-only program with registration information.

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