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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.

The M.Ed. in Educational 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, applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certification, and 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 may complete this degree without certification

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.

Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Our certification programs are state (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.

Degree Requirements

  • 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.

Post Master’s Certification

Please see 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.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better

  • GRE scores are not required

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