The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers one 36-credit hour master’s degree programs and one 15-credit hour superintendent certification program through our accelerated online programs. Coursework in each degree includes the study of core curriculum issues, current research and research methods, and a focus in the chosen curriculum area. These programs can be completed totally online in 18 months (master's degree) and 14 months (certificate) through a sequence of accelerated five-week courses.
All students, including those enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master’s program, must meet qualifications specified in Texas Administrative Code §227.10 in order to participate in educator preparation programs. Per §227.10, the minimum overall grade point average is 2.5 or at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework. Students who do not meet the grade point average requirement should consult with the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate advisor to determine their eligibility.