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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Educational Management M.S. with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification and Reading Specialist 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 and Reading Specialist Certification, if certification requirements are met. The master’s degree in Educational Management consists of 45 hours of graduate coursework. Candidates for this master's degree must complete the Professional Education Core (6 hours), the Administration Core (18 hours), the Reading Core (15 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 18 hours of the master’s degree (Must include ADSU 6030, ADSU 6132, ADSU 6233, and ADSU 6533) and for Principal as Instructional Leader Certification, pass the Principal TExES and the PASL. The two practicum courses, ADSU 6638 School Community Relations and ADSU 6739 Graduate Practicum are only offered in the fall and spring semesters. A practicum application form for the first semester of practicum: ADSU 6638 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.  ADSU 6638 is a prerequisite course for ADSU 6739 Graduate Practicum.

In order to fulfill Principal certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 45 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 (268 exam) and PASL (368 exam). Students seeking the reading specialist certification must hold a valid Texas teaching certificate and must be able to verify a minimum of two years of full-time approved successful teaching experience. A passing score on the Reading Specialist state assessment is required. Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) 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;
  • pay the TEA Admission fee.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements:

Professional Education Core (6 hours)
Select two after meeting with adviser.
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
Administrative Core (15 hours)
ADSU 6030 Introduction to Educational Leadership
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6233 Principalship
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6436 School Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6437 School Law
Credit Hours: 3
ADSU 6533 Appraisal of Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
Reading Core (15 hours)
LLLS 6331 Sociolinguistic Applications to Reading
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 6332 Foundations of Early and Secondary Literacy
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 6333 Genre Studies in Children's Young Adult Literature
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 6639 Leadership in Clinical Practices in Assessment of Literacy Tasks
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 6732 Assessment and Remediation of Reading and Language Arts Literacy
Credit Hours: 3
Other Required Courses (1 hour)
LLLS 5010 Professional Preparation Seminar for Reading Specialists
Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

  • Successful completion of TExES examination 268 is required prior to enrollment in ADSU 6638. Candidates passing the Principal state assessment prior to enrolling in ADSU 5010 will have this course waived.
  • Successful completion is required prior to enrollment in LLLS 6639. Candidates passing the Reading Specialist State Assessment prior to enrolling in LLLS 5010 will have this course waived.
Capstone Experience (3 hours)
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 18 hours of the master’s degree (Must include ADSU 6030, ADSU 6132, ADSU 6233, and ADSU 6533) and received a passing score on the Principal state assessment (268).
  • 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.