Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. Ross Sherman, Chair

Mission Statement

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is composed of a professional, dedicated faculty committed to quality graduate education. To fulfill this commitment the faculty pursues knowledge through scholarship, research, and publication and shares their unique talents and expertise with university, community, and professional constituencies.

Degrees and Certifications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers the Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Standard Principal and Superintendent certification programs. These programs provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and appropriate practical experience for assuming a variety of roles in public or private school administration. The thirty semester hour Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership is earned simultaneously with completing requirements for the Standard Principal Certificate.

Students who have earned the Standard Principal Certificate at The University of Texas at Tyler may continue into the Superintendent certification program. Students who earned a Standard Principal Certificate or other Mid-Management Administrator Certificate from another institution may apply for admission to the Superintendent certificate program.

Requirements for the Master of Education Degree must be completed within six years. No courses taken more than six years from the graduation date will count toward any degree or certification program. Upon successful completion of all course requirements, candidates for the Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.