UT Tyler

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.

Marketable Skills:

The student will have the following marketable skills:

  • Holding high expectations for students and self
  • Classroom management
  • Ethical conduct toward students and professional colleagues
  • Ethical conduct, practices, and performance
  • Detection and education of students with dyslexia
  • Instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide
  • Knowledge and implementation skills for Texas Knowledge and Skills and English Language Proficiency Standards
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Effectively Recruiting and Using Human Capital
  • Executive Leadership
  • Knowledge of and enhancing school culture
  • Strategic operations
  • Use of technology to maintain data, communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and the community and allow students to present evidence of learning
  • Sense making: the ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.
  • Social intelligence: the ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.
  • Novel and adaptive thinking. Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based.
  • Cross-cultural competency: The ability to operate in different cultural settings.
  • Computational thinking: The ability to translate vast amounts of data into concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.
  • Transdisciplinary. Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.
  • Data-informed decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Advocacy for others
  • Collaboration with others

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 a standard or provisional Texas Teacher Certification (any field).
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or last 60 hour GPA.
  • Complete the application submission process.

Application Submission Process:

First:

Then:

  • Send all of 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 coursework 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.
    • Copy of your complete teaching service record from all districts (Can be obtained from each district Human Resources office).

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

You may also email documents to ogs@uttyler.edu

Finally:

When all materials have been received and processed and admission criteria met, you will receive an offer of admission.

Note:  This program does not offer provisional admission.  You must be fully admitted to begin coursework.

Criminal History Acknowledgement:

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

    1. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for a principal, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
    2. You have a right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency.  The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

For more information, see Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation.

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 5 or more points using the following criteria:

GRE*

GPA - Last 60 Undergraduate Hours

287+V/Q Combined - 5 points

3.00+ GPA - 3 points

153+ Verbal - 5 points

2.75+ GPA - 2 points

285+ V/Q Combined - 4 points

2.50+ GPA - 1 point

284+ V/Q Combined - 3 points

 

146+ Verbal - 3 points

 

283+ V/Q Combined - 2 points

 

 

*GRE is waived for students with a 3.25 or above on their last 60 hours of coursework.

Course rotation by semester admission.

Fall Admission Course Rotation:

Block

Course

Title

Hours

Total

Block 1 (Fall)

EDLR 5311

Instructional Leadership and Supervision

3

6

EDLR 5313

Strategic School Improvement

3

Block 2 (Spring)

EDLR 5320

School Law

3

9

EDLR 5337

School Building Operations

3

EDLR 5370

Practicum in the Principalship I

3

Block 3 (Summer)

EDLR 5330

The Principalship

3

6

EDLR 5349

Curriculum & Instruction for School Improvement

3

Block 4 (Fall)

EDLR 5333

Administration of Special Programs in Schools

3

9

EDLR 5310

Educational Leadership Theory and Practice

3

EDLR 5371

Practicum in the Principalship II

3

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

 

30

 

Spring Admission Course Rotation:

Block

Course

Title

Hours

Total

Block 1 (Spring)

EDLR 5311

Instructional Leadership and Supervision

3

6

EDLR 5313

Strategic School Improvement

3

Block 2 (Summer)

EDLR 5320

School Law

3

6

EDLR 5337

School Building Operations

3

Block 3 (Fall)

EDLR 5370

Practicum in the Principalship I

3

9

EDLR 5330

The Principalship

3

EDLR 5349

Curriculum & Instruction for School Improvement

3

Block 4 (Spring)

EDLR 5333

Administration of Special Programs in Schools

3

9

EDLR 5310

Educational Leadership Theory and Practice

3

EDLR 5371

Practicum in the Principalship II

3

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

 

30

 

Summer Admission Course Rotation:

Block

Course

Title

Hours

Total

Block 1 (Summer)

EDLR 5311

Instructional Leadership and Supervision

3

6

EDLR 5313

Strategic School Improvement

3

Block 2 (Fall)

EDLR 5320

School Law

3

9

EDLR 5337

School Building Operations

3

EDLR 5370

Practicum in the Principalship I

3

Block 3 (Spring)

EDLR 5330

The Principalship

3

9

EDLR 5349

Curriculum & Instruction for School Improvement

3

EDLR 5371

Practicum in the Principalship II

3

Block 4 (Summer)

EDLR 5333

Administration of Special Programs in Schools

3

6

EDLR 5310

Educational Leadership Theory and Practice

3

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

 

30

 

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

Program Costs:

Total program tuition and fee costs approximately $7,676 based on the 2019-2020 tuition schedule.

Additional Information:

Contact:

For Program information:

Dr. Gary Miller
gmiller@uttyler.edu
903.565.5675

For Admission information:

903.566.7087
SOEgraduate@uttyler.edu

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

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