B.A.-Ph.D. Track in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Emphasis

Students accepted in the M.Ed. with Higher Education Administration Emphasis can elect, with program approval, to pursue the integrated BA-Ph.D. track which allows students to start doctoral work earlier and transfer into the Ph.D. program upon completion of 30 SCH in the Master of Educational Leadership and Policy studies with Higher Education Emphasis program, and after two evaluations of their academic progress.




Course of Study

Core Courses

EDAD 5322 Educational Research and Evaluation
EDAD 5360 Leadership Theory
EDAD 5380 Diversity and Equity in Education
EDAD 5399 Capstone Practicum in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Higher Education Emphasis Courses

EDAD 5350 American College Student
EDAD 5351 Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs
EDAD 5352 Higher Education Law
EDAD 5354 The American Community College
EDAD 5356
History, Principles, and Philosophy of Higher Education
 
EDAD 5357
Higher Education Trends and Issues

Admission

College of Education Master's Degree Requirements

Unconditional Admission Criteria

  • 2 or more years relevant work experience.
  • Undergraduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours or 3.0 cumulative GPA, whichever is higher. A 3.0 GPA on the last 9 hours of graduate coursework may be considered in place of undergraduate GPA.
  • 2 professional letters of reference on file.
  • Program areas may have additional requirements.

Probationary Admission Criteria

  • Students with less than 2 years relevant work experience must provide 2 professional letters of reference.
  • Students granted probationary admission must maintain a 3.0 (B or better) GPA in the first 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in the College of Education program to be converted from probationary to unconditional admission.
  • Program areas may have additional requirements.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.Ed. Program – Higher Education

Admission to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Higher Education emphasis is competitive and some qualified students may not be admitted if demand exceeds the program’s capacity to serve all applicants. All students must meet university, college, and department qualifications in order to be admitted to the program.

Unconditional Admission Criteria

  • 2 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours or 3.0 cumulative GPA, whichever is higher. A 3.0 GPA on the last 9 hours of graduate coursework may be considered in place of undergraduate GPA.
  • 2 professional letters of reference on file. Letters from supervisors are strongly encouraged.

Probationary Admission Criteria

Applicants who do not meet all requirements may be granted probationary admission. The faculty admissions committee may require additional documents (e.g., GRE scores, interviews) for consideration.

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Maria Trache

Program Coordinator, Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Higher Education Emphasis

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Email: mtrache@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2109

Office: 103F Trimble Hall

Research Interests: Dr. Maria Trache is a professor in the College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies since August 2011, following 14 years as Statistical Consultant and Research Manager at the University of British Columbia and over 15 years as a faculty at the University of Bucharest. She brings over 30 years of combined teaching and research experience from both science and social sciences to UTA. As an educational researcher, Dr. Trache focuses on equity issues in higher education and the labor market by examining the effects of structural differences at the intersection of gender, race, social class, immigrant status, disability. Her research is informed by theoretical frameworks from sociology, economics of education, and life course research. She has expertise in advanced quantitative methods, survey methods and analysis of large-scale survey data. Dr. Trache is author/co-author of about 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, working paper series. She currently serves as a member on the Sociology/Demography Insight Grants Selection Committee for the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Graduate Advisor

Courtney Jones

Graduate Academic Advisor II

Email: courtney.jones@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 504 Carlisle Hall

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ELPS Ph.D. alumni have gone on to serve as:

- Administrators in institutions of higher education

- Administrators and superintendents in K-12 education

- Professors of educational leadership