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 Leadership and Standard Principal certification program, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Possess valid Texas teacher certification (in any field)
  • Have a minimum of two years of TEA-creditable teaching experience as the teacher of record.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or last 60 hour GPA.
  • Complete the application submission process.

Note: All students of this program must be teaching in Texas while enrolled in program.

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 leadership 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:*

*Note:  EDLR 5370 and EDLR 5371 are not taught during the summer semester.

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 $7,751 based on the 2020-2021 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.