UT Tyler Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Online Master of Education with Standard Principal Certification - For Texas Educators Only

Now Accepting Applications!

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) is an online thirty hour graduate program. Course work includes a concentration study in public school leadership and administration, and practicums. The M.Ed. degree may be earned while completing certification requirements.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Education in educational administration and Standard Principal certification program, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Possess Texas Teacher Certification (any field).
  • Complete the application for admission to a graduate program.
  • Submit the following documents directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the address below:
    • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
    • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - This can be waived if your last 60 hours of undergraduate work is a 3.25 or higher and will be determined once all transcripts have been submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    • Copy of your teacher certification

The Office of Graduate Admissions, ADM 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

You may also email documents to ogs@uttyler.edu

International Applicants: If the applicant's bachelor's degree is from a non-US institution, it must be evaluated by a service on this list. Also, a total ibt TOEFL score of 79 with a speaking subsection score of 26 or higher is necessary for admission.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the following elements are used to calculate an admission score for the Master of Education Degree in educational administration program. A student must receive a total of 6 or more points using the following criteria:

GRE

GPA - Last 60 Undergraduate Hours

*6 Hours Graduate Course Work in EDLR

287+V/Q Combined - 5 points

3.50+ GPA - 3 points

3.5 GPA - 1 point

153+ Verbal - 5 points

3.00+ GPA - 2 points

 

285+ V/Q Combined - 4 points

2.75+ GPA - 1 point

 

284+ V/Q Combined - 3 points

 

 

146+ Verbal - 3 points

 

 

283+ V/Q Combined - 2 points

 

 

 

Note: Applicants whose undergraduate degree is from a foreign institution must submit acceptable TOEFL scores (as explained here), or a verbal GRE score of 146 or higher, before full or provisional admission will be considered.

Course Blocks: All courses are offered each semester

Block

Course

Title

Hours

Total

I

EDLR 5310

Educational Leadership Theory & Practice

3

6

EDLR 5313

Critical Issues in Educational Leadership

3

II

EDLR 5311

Developmental Supervision

3

8

EDLR 5349

Leadership in the Restructured School

3

EDLR 5270

Practicum in the Principalship I

2

III

EDLR 5320

Public School Law

3

8

EDLR 5333

Administration of Special Programs

3

EDLR 5271

Practicum in the Principalship II

2

IV

EDLR 5330

The Principalship

3

8

EDLR 5337

School Building Operations

3

EDLR 5272

Practicum in the Principalship III

2

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

 

30

 

Master of Educational Leadership and Principal Certification = 30 hours and includes Blocks I-IV.

View the annual rotation of courses for the online Master's in Education in Educational Leadership.

Contact:

For Program information:

Dr. Gary Miller
gmiller@uttyler.edu
903.565.5675

Dr. Wes Hickey
whickey@uttyler.edu
903.565.5669

For Admission information:

903.566.7087
elps@uttyler.edu

Also see Standard Principal Certification

For complaints about this certification educator preparation program, please follow the policy outlined in the Certification Program's Complaint Policy.

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