Master of Education in Administration

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Master of Education in Administration is a thirty hour program designed specifically for those who wish to work towards Principal Certification. The program complies with existing standards for professional certification to produce proficient school administrators who are well educated in school administration and organization; effective leadership strategies; campus business management; and federal, state, and local school regulations. Students in this program will also possess the skills necessary to evaluate programs for overall school improvement, implement research to improve instruction and curricula, and understand how diverse populations and special programs affect a school and its community. A comprehensive TExES examination is required during the final semester of coursework.  The study plan originates in the Department of Educational Leadership.


Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Administration must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Admission preference given to individuals with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. Teacher Service Record from your school district's Human Resource Department with 2 years of certified teaching experience preferred; however, we will consider applicants with 1 year of certified teaching experience (Applicant must be working at a Texs Education Agency accredited school.)
  6. Two Reference Forms, one from your school principal and one from an assistant principal
  7. Professional Statement
  8. Current Resume

NOTE: Applicants selected after the initial screening will be invited for a phone interview.

Please contact the Department of Educational Leadership for additional requirements:

Box 2119, Huntsville, Texas 77341 or by phone (936) 294-1147 or edu_elc@shsu.edu.

Course Prerequisites are strictly observed.

Degree Requirements

Master of Education in Administration

The degree requires thirty hours of graduate coursework. A comprehensive examination is required during the final semester of coursework.

1 EDAD 6362 is the last course to be taken in the sequence of courses. It may be taken with one other course.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Administration
Course Name Hours
Courses (30 credit hours)
Choose all from:
EDAD 5332 Administration and Organization of Public Schools 3
EDAD 6378 Building Capacities for Teaching and Learning 3
EDAD 5386 Special Populations and Special Programs 3
EDAD 5372 Federal, State, and Local School Law 3
EDAD 6379 Program Evaluation for School Improvement 3
EDAD 6370 Campus Business Management 3
EDAD 6371 Role of the Principal in School Administration 3
EDAD 6394 Instructional Leadership Development 3
EDAD 6385 Culturally Proficient Leadership 3
EDAD 6362 Campus Leadership (Internship)1 3
Total 30


Education Administration (EDAD)

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