The Master of Education degree with a major in Educational Leadership prepares students for school leadership roles. The program provides opportunities for students to learn and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions set forth in National Educational Leadership (NELP) standards.

Students will work in informal cohorts to apply educational leadership knowledge and skills to current school issues, often in actual school settings. Students who complete the educational leadership program are eligible to apply for Texas Principal Certification upon satisfactory completion of the TExES examination and two years of teaching experience.


Core Courses:

  • EDLE 5593 Leadership and Communication Processes
  • EDLE 5603 Introduction to Leadership
  • EDLE 5623 School Law and Personnel
  • EDLE 5643 School Business Management
  • EDLE 5683 Instructional Improvement and Staff Development


Additional Courses:

  • EDUC 5053 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDLE 5583 Curricular Supervision for School Leaders
  • EDLE 5653 Building School Communities for Diverse Learners
  • EDLE 5663 Community Politics and Public Relations
  • EDLE 5673 Leadership in School Change
  • EDLE 6753 Applied Research
  • EDLE 5693 Graduate Practicum in Educational Leadership