Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
You can view admission requirements for these programs on the admissions page. See Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department page.
The programs below are non-degree seeking programs leading to state certifications. Individuals applying to a certification-only program must already hold a Master's degree. Click on the certification to view the required coursework and other information.
This program is available to those seeking Principal Certification in K-12 schools who already have teacher certification and a conferred Master’s degree in some discipline.
This program is available to those seeking Superintendent Certification who already have principal certification and a conferred Master’s degree in some discipline.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Master of Education has two areas of emphasis. Click on the program to view the required coursework and other information.
|Master of Education Programs|
|Principal Certification||Higher Education Emphasis|
|This is the traditional' program that leads to Principal Certification in K-12 schools. Students who do not already hold a Master’s degree must pursue the M.Ed. as opposed to the certification-only program.||This degree option does not carry any certification for primary and secondary educational settings. Instead it is designed for individuals who work in higher education and wish to enhance their administrative skills and abilities at the college and university level.|
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Follow the link below to be directed to Ph.D. information on the main COEd website. Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
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.