Graduate Admissions

Educational Leadership With Principal Certification - Online


The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Educational Leadership
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7055

Degree Information:
Dr. Wes Hickey
Phone: 903.565.5669

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: ADM 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MED in Educational Leadership

College: Education and Psychology

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score (unless waived as a result of a GPA of 3.25 on the last 60 hours of coursework) using the formula found at Online Master of Education with Standard Principal Certification - For Texas Educators.

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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Texas Resident
  • Teaching in Texas (public, private or charter PK-12)
  • Certified Teacher in Texas

Letters of Recommendation: 1 (sent to mentor as a survey)

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Interview: Yes

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment opportunities for principals to increase by 8% through 2018. This percentage represents an anticipated decrease in the number of children entering elementary and secondary school over the decade. Opportunities will increase as administrators are asked to assume more responsibilities in schools, including such duties as monitoring student achievement. For more info visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student


Gain Skills to Advance Your Career in Education

The University of Texas at Tyler master’s in educational leadership with principal certification equips you for a variety of administrative positions in public, charter and private schools.

  • Complete the MEd with principal certification entirely online.
  • Be prepared to take the TExES standard principal examination. UT Tyler pass rates consistently exceed state averages.
  • Already have a Master’s degree? There is an option to get the principal certification only.

Learn more from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Principal Certification: Proven Practices. Interactive.

  • Complete a program of 4 study blocks:
    • Introduction to the field of educational leadership
    • Best practices in curriculum and instruction
    • Special populations and special functions
    • Principal duties
  • Develop a project at the beginning of the program that culminates in research conducted at your own school and your written report. No thesis is required.
  • Keep journals about your projects throughout your program and receive feedback from your professors.
  • Use Zoom, Skype, and other interactive technologies to communicate with your professors and other students.

More about UT Tyler's education administration with principal certification program of study

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