The Master of Education program equips you with the leadership, financial and administrative skills needed to excel as a principal. Work with renowned faculty as you explore the risks and rewards of educational administration. Our program is designed with you in mind. This program is offered either completely online or face-to-face. Our kids need remarkable teachers, and our teachers need accomplished leaders. Let your passion for leading begin here.
Become a Principal
Earn your principal certification while completing your master’s degree in educational administration. If you already have a master’s degree, you can earn your principal certification by completing our 21-hour program. Learn more about our certification-only option below.
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Educational Administration
Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with the knowledge of professionalism and leadership skills to help you in administrative roles.
Enjoy the opportunity of learning from home with guidance and mentorship from world-class faculty who are well-respected researchers in their fields.
Gain the experience you need. As part of the master’s degree program, you’ll engage in real-world learning experiences by completing our semester-long practicum.
Join the ranks of our graduates who have gone on to become high school principals, superintendents and administrators.
Located in the Frank Young Education North Building, our Mentor Center provides the information and support you need to reach your career goals.
There is a growing need for educational administrators in Texas. Job outlook continues to rise, opening doors to new positions. Gain the experience you need to stand out through our competitive, nationally-recognized program.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019
This introductory course provides an overview of school administration in Texas, which includes roles, functions, and duties of those who are charged with supervising schools in Texas. Critical review and analysis of principles of effective school leadership and organizational theories aligned to SBEC Principal Standards are examined and applied to the current challenges of leading 21st-century schools in Texas.
The scope of this course is designed to equip highly effective school leaders though an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of state and federal laws. The novice principal will learn to assess and apply legal issues and rulings that advance the operation of public schools, while gaining an understanding of the legal impact on education.
Develops your knowledge and skills of human resources, the budgetary process, and the financial accounting system. The human resources section will focus on personnel management and instructional supervision skills needed to create an effective learning environment for all students.
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.