Master in Education - School Administration/Superintendent

Principal Certification (45 sch)

EDUC 5316 The Multicultural Learner or EDUC5317  History and Philosophy of Education
EDUC 5319  School Law
EDUC 5302  The Principalship
EDUC 6317 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs
EDUC 7313-1** Practicum in Administration
EDUC 5304 Public School Supervision
EDUC 5318 Administration of Personnel Services
EDUC 5307*  Graduate Research
EDUC 6307 School Public Relations
EDUC 6325 Communications for School Administrators
EDUC 6304 Organization & Theory in Administration
EDUC 7313-2** Practicum in Administration
EDUC 5336 Instructional Leadership Training
EDUC 6315 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDUC 5338 Texas Teacher Appraisal System
EDUC 7313-3** Practicum in Administration

*Required in the first 15 sch of the program
**Student will register in 9 sch for certification

Professional Superintendent Certificate (15 sch)

EDUC 7305 Workshop in Education
EDUC 7306*** School Finance
EDUC 7307 Advanced Seminar in Administration
EDUC 7309 State & Federal Programs in Public Schools
EDUC 7310 Public School Buildings
EDUC 7311**** Superintendent Internship

***Required for certification****Student must register in 6 sch

Admission to the School Administration program will be based on Full Admission to the Graduate School. All students must complete EDUC 5307 in the initial 15 sch. 

Probationary Certificates

Probationary Certificates for school administrators are available for the following positions:

  1. Assistant Principal
  2. Principal
  3. Superintendent

Requirements: the appropriate probationary certificate shall be issued upon the recommendation of a college/university to a person meeting the following requirements:

A. Probationary Assistant Principal

  1. Holds bachelor's degree.
  2. Holds a Provisional Teacher Certificate.
  3. Has three years creditable classroom teaching experience.
  4. Has a minimum of 12 graduate hours of the common administrative core required or theProfessional Administrator Certificate.
  5. Is admitted to the professional administrator's program of this institution.

B. Probationary Principal

  1. Holds a master's degree.
  2. Holds a Provisional Teacher Certificate.
  3. Has three years creditable classroom teaching experience.
  4. Has a minimum of 12 graduate hours of the common administrative core required for the Professional Administrator Certificate.
  5. Is admitted to the professional administrator's program of this institution.

C. Probationary Superintendent

  1. Holds a Professional Administrator Certificate.
  2. Is admitted to the Professional Superintendent's program of this institution.

Validity of Probationary Certificates

  1. Each Probationary Certificate is valid for a period of three years.
  2. The Probationary Certificate is non-renewable.