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Master of Education in
Educational Administration

The M.Ed. in Educational Administration program is designed for students interested in careers as educational administrators, such as Principals, Superintendents or other professional administrative positions. Students who earn this degree will be eligible to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for Principals.

Applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certificate or its equivalent. The M.Ed. in School Administration prepares the student to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for certification as a principal. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for that certificate. As part of the certification requirements, two years’ teaching experience in an accredited public school is required prior to application. A copy of the public school teacher’s service record serves as documentation.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements, and must submit proof of two years of classroom teaching experience to be eligible for the TExES Principal exam. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student.

Students who have received the Professional Certificate for Principals are eligible for the Superintendency Cohort program at ASU.

Students may complete this degree without certification.  Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Degree Requirements

Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
Courses Hours
EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
EDG 6303 Lifespan Development
EDG 6304 Applied Research 3
EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the Public School System 3
EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
EDG 6363 Leadership 3
*6 Hours of Electives of Completion of Certification Plan with Advisor Approval 6
Total SCH for Master of Education in Educational Administration 36

*If pursuing a Principal Certification with the degree, the candidate must complete EDG 6341 Role of the Principal and EDG 6399 Professional Practice (Principal Practicum) as electives.

***In addition to coursework, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR).  You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.***

Post Master’s Certification

Please see the Principal’s Certification Program or the Superintendent Certification Program for more information.

Additional Post-Master’s Certificates

Students pursuing a professional certificate on a certification plan may use previous graduate course work completed at Angelo State University to fulfill certification requirements. All work must be completed within a period of six years from the earliest credit to be counted on the certification plan. Under certain circumstances, a time extension of up to four years may be granted on a course-by-course basis.

If a time extension for one or more courses is desired, a written application must be presented to the Graduate Advisor appropriate to the certification plan. It must explain (1) why the certification plan was not completed in a timely manner, (2) a schedule for completing the certification plan, and (3) information indicating that the student’s knowledge of the subject matter in each course for which an extension is requested remains current.

Time extensions are not routine. Courses taken more than 10 years before the completion of the certification plan are never allowed to be used toward the plan. Additional courses are frequently assigned to the student who has not completed the certification plan requirements within the six-year time limit.

Online Program

Complete this master’s degree online in 24 months for as little as $11,500.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • GRE scores are not required

How to Apply

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        *When applying, use the           “5X8 DG Degree Seeking” application.

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Daniel O. Martinez, M.Ed.

Graduate Programs Advisor

(325) 942-2209