Jun 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Management, Principal as Instructional Leader Certification and Reading Specialist Certification, M.S.


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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, with both Principal as Instructional Leader and Reading Specialist Certifications 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 ADSU 6638 , the first semester of graduate practicum experience after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the master’s degree (Must include ADSU 6030 , ADSU 6132 , ADSU 6233 , and ADSU 6533 ) and successfully attempted the TExES 268 examination.

Successful completion of the TExES 368/PASL is required for permission to enroll in ADSU 6739 , Graduate Practicum. Practicum courses cannot be taken concurrently and are offered only 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 as Instructional Leader certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 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. Graduate Practicum (6 hours).

Degree Requirements:


Professional Education Core (6 hours)


Other Required Courses (1 hour)


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.
  • 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 (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.

Capstone Experience (6 hours)


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