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Online Master’s Degree in
Educational Administration (M.Ed.)

  • Introduction

    The Master of Education in educational administration program is designed for students interested in careers as public school administrators. 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. This program prepares students to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for certification as a principal. 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.

    Candidates 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.

    As a summative requirement for the degree, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive program review with a committee of graduate faculty.

    Students who have received the Professional Certificate for Principals are eligible for the Superintendency Cohort program at ASU. Contact the College of Education office for more information.

  • Prerequisites
    •   Education Administration
      Admission Formula

      No formula

      Test Scores None unless required by advisor
      All college and university transcripts Yes
      Essay No
      Résumé No
      • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
      • Hold a Texas Teacher Certificate or equivalent.
  • Degree Plan
    Master of Education in Educational Administration
    36 Credit Hours



    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development


    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences


    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements


    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development


    EDG 6304 Applied Research


    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles


    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision


    EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the School System


    EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management


    EDG 6363 Leadership


    6 Hours of Electives or Completion of Certification Plan with Advisor Approval


  • Courses
    • EDG 6363 Leadership (3-0). An examination of organization theory, models, and policies; governance and management process; and leadership perspectives and leadership theory. A review of research and new conceptual perspectives will be included.

    • EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management (3-0). This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills related to public school campus budgets, accountability procedures and human relations issues arising from fiscal decisions.

    • EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the School System (3-0). A study of the organization and the administrative structure of the public school system. An introduction to organizational theory.

    • EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision (3-0). Designed to acquaint students with current literature regarding instructional supervision including such topics as theories of leadership, communication, change, organization, and decision making.

    • EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles (3-0). Explores the field of knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws pertinent to educational administration. Includes a study of ethics and codes of ethics used to facilitate effective decision making.

    • EDG 6304 Applied Research (3-0). This course will focus on collecting and interpreting data to achieve a stated educational goal for each individual student. Concepts of tests and measurements will be emphasized for interpreting research results and gathering data for applied research. Students will develop a project based upon their research. Student will apply concepts learned within their own classroom under the guidance of the professor.

    • EDG 6303 Lifespan Development (3-0). A study of human development through the life span, including social, emotional, cognitive, language, and cultural influences.

    • EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements (3-0). A study of typical methods of measuring intelligence, achievement, special aptitudes, and personality. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and use of tests. Elementary statistical terms and processes are studied.

    • EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences (3-0). Designed to present a broad base of knowledge about culture and learning. Approaches, materials, and research will be investigated. Specific skills for identifying learning problems and solving them through classroom instruction will be featured.

    • EDG 6300 Curriculum Development (3-0). Learn to analyze and design curriculum appropriate for all students using feedback from continuous and appropriate assessment. Curriculum will be based on valid learning theories, have clear goals and objectives, consider student diversity, and account for external influences.