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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Educational Management M.S. with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification

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The graduate plan in Educational Management leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification, if Principal as Instructional Leader requirements are met. The master’s degree in Educational Management consists of 30 hours of graduate coursework. Candidates for this degree must complete the Professional Education Core (6 hours), the Administration Core (18 hours) and the Capstone Experience/Graduate Practicum (6 hours). Students will be eligible to register for the first semester of the graduate practicum (ADSU 6638) after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the master’s degree (Including ADSU 6030, ADSU 6132, ADSU 6233, and ADSU 6533) and earn a passing score on the 268 Principal TExES.  During the first semester of the Graduate Practicum, students will be guided through the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)/368 examination to meet the requirements for enrollment in the second semester of Graduate Practicum, ADSU 6739. Graduate Practicum is only offered in the fall and spring semesters. For admission to ADSU 6638, a practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester in order for approval.

In order to fulfill principal certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 30 hours of M.S. degree coursework in Educational Management. Students must also have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school, and a passing score on the Principal state assessment and PASL. Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Educational Management program. Each applicant must:

  • have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours;
  • provide proof of having a valid Texas teaching certificate;
  • provide a letter of support from a school building administrator;
  • provide a Teacher Service Record; and
  • pay the TEA Admission fee.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education Core (6 hours)
Select two after adviser meeting
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
Administration Core (18 hours)
ADSU 6030 Introduction to Educational Leadership
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6132 Curriculum
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6233 Principalship
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6437 School Law
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6533 Appraisal of Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6436 School Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6638 The Principal and School Community Relations
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone Experience (6 hours)
ADSU 6638 The Principal and School Community Relations
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6739 Graduate Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

  • Practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester in order to enroll in ADSU 6638. Students will be eligible to register for ADSU 6638 after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the master's degree and received a passing score on the 268 Principal state assessment.
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Educational Management M.S. with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification Online Option

The online graduate plan in Educational Management leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree with Principal Certification, if principal certification requirements are met. The master's degree in Educational Management consists of 30 hours of graduate coursework. Candidates for this degree must complete the Professional Education Core (6 hours), the Administration Core (18 hours) and the Capstone Experience/Graduate Practicum (6 hours). Students will be eligible to register for the graduate practicum after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the master's degree and earn a passing score on the 268 Principal TExES. Graduate Practicum is only offered in the fall and spring semesters. 

A practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester in order to enroll in ADSU 6638 Graduate Practicum. In order to fulfill principal certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 30 hours of M.S. degree coursework in Educational Management. Students must also have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school, and a passing score on the Principal state assessment and PASL.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education Core (6 hours)
Select two after adviser meeting
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
Administration Core (18 hours)
ADSU 6132 Curriculum
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6233 Principalship
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6333 Instructional Leadership
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6432 Management Theory
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6436 School Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6437 School Law
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6638 The Principal and School Community Relations
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone Experience (6 hours)
ADSU 6638 The Principal and School Community Relations
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6739 Graduate Practicum
Credit Hours: 3