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

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Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) in educational administration will prepare you for a career as an administrator in a variety of educational environments. These environments include:

  • PreK-12
  • Public and private higher education
  • Corporate America
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Private industry

Our experienced faculty will help you hone your skills as a professional and nurture your academic and intellectual growth. Through our 36-credit-hour online program, you will develop broad and deep competencies that provide a foundation for your continued journey.

Online Only


Master of Education in educational administration


  • Elementary and secondary education administration
  • Higher education leadership and/or administration
  • Leadership training positions in business, health care, government and nonprofits
  • Curriculum designer/instructor
  • Professional development trainer

Program Highlights

  • Online instruction and five 8-week terms per academic year

  • Networking opportunities

  • Graduate scholarships available based on undergraduate GPA

  • Prepares you for admission to a doctoral program, if desired.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Defending Judgments: Present and defend judgments about the information and assignments related to research.
  • Operations/Management: Candidates understand and can efficiently use human, fiscal and technological resources to manage school operations.
  • Organizational Structure: A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every study by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context through advocating for school students, families and caregivers; acting to influence local, district, state and national decisions affecting student learning in a school environment; and anticipating and assessing emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt school-based leadership strategies.
  • Vision: Explain the budgeting process and make connections to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts.

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission. 


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better, or a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

NOTE: This program does not lead to Texas Principal Certification. Please refer to our MS in Educational Leadership if interested in certification. 

Application Deadlines

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A – Jan. 1

Spring B – March 1

Summer – May 1

Fall A – Aug. 1

Fall B – Oct. 1

You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight-week session begins.

Degree Plan

  • Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
    EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the School System 3
    EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
    EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships 3
    EDG 6397 Capstone in Educational Administration 3
    EDEA 6301 Reframing Administration 3
    EDEA 6302 Leadership Theories 3
    Total Semester Credit Hours for Master of Education in Educational Administration (Principal) 36

    Courses in this program are offered through an online format.


  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey
    Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

    General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.

  • Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award
    Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield
    Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority
    Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors
    Amount $300
    Number One per year
  • John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship
    Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson
    Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members
    Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association
    Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable


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