Aug 14, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership M.Ed.


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Major in Educational Leadership


Note: Candidates may complete the degree only or complete the degree with principal certification. Candidates seeking principal or superintendent certification only must hold a previously-earned master’s degree.

(Major Code: 5454)

Admission requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree (with an overall GPA of 2.75 or a 2.75 on the last 60 hours attempted at a regionally accredited institution of higher education)

  • Valid teaching certificate or proof of pending teacher certification

  • Meet all Graduate School requirements

  • Complete application screening process, including:

    • Review of past academic performance

    • Professional resume

    • Two letters of recommendation

    • Service record

  • Additional program documents provided online at www.wtamu.edu/edleadership

    • Transcript Evaluation form

    • Ethics form

Degree requirements:


Graduate Core in Education (nine hours):


Required Educational Leadership Courses (21 hours)


Field experiences, clinical teaching, practicums, and internships required for Texas certification must be completed in a school accredited by the Texas Education Agency and approved by WTAMU. A non-certification option is available for candidates whose residency is outside the state of Texas.

Note:

Upon completion of prescribed coursework and associated practicum field experiences, successful completion of the master’s comprehensive exam taken during or after the last semester of enrollment is required for the conferral of the M.Ed. Documentation of two years of creditable teaching experience and successful completion of the principal TExES is required for the Texas principal certificate.

Requirements for Principal Certification only:


(Major Code: 5475)

  • Master’s degree and valid teaching certificate
  • Two years of creditable teaching experience
  • Completion of requirements for the principal certification program
  • Successful completion of the principal TExES

Required courses for principal certification (24 hours):


Requirements for Superintendent Certification only:


(Major Code: 5476)

  • Master’s degree and valid teaching certificate
  • Principal certification (must be held prior to completion of superintendent certification program)
  • Completion of requirements for the superintendent certification program
  • Successful completion of the superintendent TExES

Required courses for superintendent certification (15 hours):


Six credit hours from:

And nine credit hours:

Note:


Changes in the Texas Administrative Code can impact program requirements.

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