Expand Your Career Opportunities
The Doctorate in Educational Administration (Ed.D.) program at A&M-Commerce is specifically designed for aspiring and current Texas principals and superintendents who desire to improve their expertise in education. Participation in our program allows you to build strong communication skills, conduct research, engage in leadership development and network with peers at an affordable cost. Our practitioner-based faculty take pride in delivering high-quality instruction in one of the largest educational administration programs in the state. Apply today!
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Educational Administration
You will engage in practical, real-world learning experiences to build your competence and skills. You will complete a residency that includes conference attendance and a research presentation.
We are known for quality instruction and a student-centered approach. Join the ranks of our graduates who have become successful leaders in the educational community.
Build relationships with other professionals in the classroom and at special events. A strong network enables you to do more thanks to the contributions of your friends and peers. Our unique cohort enrollment system allows many networking opportunities with other leaders.
Enjoy the opportunity to learn from home with guidance and mentorship from experienced researchers and practitioners.
Earn a Texas Superintendent Certificate
Earn a certificate as part of your graduate curriculum. Nine of the 15 hours required for superintendent certification can be counted toward your doctoral degree. Certificates provide recognition of your skills and expand your job opportunities.
Become a respected leader in Texas school districts through our Superintendent Certification. Work with our renowned faculty as you study school finance, facility planning, employee management and human resources.
Become an informed, connected and passionate professional. Our graduates often pursue leadership positions in schools, district and state agencies.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022
Gain knowledge about issues impacting educational equity in PK-12 and postsecondary settings, and how advocates can influence education policy through the Texas legislative process with the guidance of experienced policy advocates from the non-profit Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA). You will learn and work with IDRA staff, guest lecturers and program Fellows virtually as education policies are debated during the Texas Legislative session.
Gain the knowledge to administer various school programs for diverse student populations. Programs addressed include special education, gifted education, bilingual education, early childhood, school safety, career and technology education, English-language learners, counseling and alternative education.
Equip yourself with tools, communication techniques and research-based methods to assist in the prevention of and recovery from school crisis. You will gain skills to establish safe learning environments and lead students, faculty and other school stakeholders through potential crisis.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.