Master of Education (MEd)

Educational Administration

with Principal as an Instructional Leader Certification Option

On-Ground or Online 30 major credits * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

100% online or on-ground programs

2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

Professors and Advisors readily available

What You Learn

The Educational Administration program prepares students for administration leadership in the educational arena. If your interest is in the principalship, Texas requires additional preparation for certification for Principal as an Instructional Leader; which this program includes. The principalship may be the most challenging role in education at this time. If your desire is to lead a school and have the capacity to meet this challenge, Concordia University Texas is here to support you in your growth and development as a campus leader.

Important Information Regarding Certification Option

TEA has introduced new instruments for principal certification to reflect the knowledge, skills and mindsets needed for beginning principals to be effective.

  • New comprehensive test (268)
  • Three performance assessments for school leaders (PASL)

The changes in the principal certification assessment process will be required for all principal certification candidates who will also complete a 16-week internship. CTX has aligned all principal preparation coursework to meet the demands of the new 268 exam and incorporated TEA recommended textbooks.

How You Learn

On-Ground: This is a cohort program.  You will take one course at a time, attending class one night a week from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Every semester, you will complete two 8-week courses.  Following this schedule, you will finish the program in six semesters.  A 16-week practicum is required.

Online: This program is an online cohort.  Every semester, you will complete two 8-week courses.  Following this schedule, you will finish the program in six semesters.  A 16-week practicum is required.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and be prepared to sit for the state Principal as an Instructional Leader Certification Exam, which can lead to many different leadership opportunities at the campus and district level.

Degree Requirements

MED 5303Curriculum Design & Practice3
MED 5308Ethics & Leadership in Education3
MED 5309Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory3
MED 5305Educational Research3
EDAD 5154Practicum One1
EDAD 5322Legal Foundations of Education3
EDAD 5323Evaluation & Assessment in Education3
EDAD 5155Practicum Two1
EDAD 5352School Resource Leader3
EDAD 5351School Diversity Leader3
EDAD 5156Practicum Three1
EDAD 5353School Professional Development & Continuing Education Leader3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

While the chart above lists each of the courses that make up the MEd degree for informational purposes, this is not an official class schedule, and is subject to change.