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, PASL portfolio, and two years of teaching experience.


Educational Leadership Courses:

  • EDLE 5593 Leadership and Communication Processes
  • EDLE 5603 Introduction to Leadership
  • EDLE 5623 School Law and Personnel
  • EDLE 5643 School Business Management
  • EDLE 5673 Leadership in School Change
  • EDLE 5683 Instructional Improvement/Staff Development
  • EDUC 5053 Introduction to Research
  • EDLE 5693 Graduate Practicum in Educational Leadership


Special Education Courses

  • SPED 5613 Foundations of Special Education
  • SPED 6963 Foundations of Special Education Leadership
  • SPED 6013 Teaching Strategies for Affective Disorders
  • SPED 6913 Special Education Law
  • SPED 6943 Practicum in Special Education
  • SPED 6953 Special Graduate Topics in Special Education