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Expand the possibilities and your expertise toward a career in higher education through our unique, dual degree program. 

Priority Deadlines

Applying after the priority deadline? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority deadline.

Fall Semester

Submit by July 1

Classes start end of August

Spring Semester

Submit by Nov. 1

Classes start in January

Summer Semester

Submit by April 1

Classes start mid-May

Semester Start
Courses Start Priority Application Deadline Courses Start Registration Period Late Registration Deadline




04/03/23 - 08/20/23





11/06/23 - 01/16/24





04/03/23 - 05/14/23


For payment deadlines, information about payment plans and more, visit Student Accounts

View the Official University Academic Calendar for more information. 

*The Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate does not offer summer admission. 

View the UTA Official Catalog for admissions requirements and details about probationary admission, deferred admission, and more for the following programs. 


  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs:
    • M.Ed. or Certificate in Instructional and Learning Design Technology
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - open option
    • M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education 
    • M.Ed. in Teaching with Teacher Certification 
    • Initial Teacher Certification Only Program 
    • Criminal History Acknowledgement for Educator Certification programs. 
  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master's and certificate programs: 
    • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • Dual Degree: Master of Social Work and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • B.A. to Ph.D. Track in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    • Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate 

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Course of Study

Courses are offered in a traditional, face-to-face format. Courses in the College of Education are typically offered Mondays - Thursdays in the evenings on the UT Arlington campus from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 


Manuel Alonso

Academic Recruiter

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Email: manuel.alonso@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3124

Office: 104 C Trimble Hall

Graduate Advisor

Brittany Stein

Graduate Academic Advisor II

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Email: brittany.stein@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7577

Office: 504 Carlisle Hall

Office Hours

504 Carlisle Hall

Program Coordinator

Dr. Maria Trache

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Research Interests: Higher ed, K-16 pathways, life course res, STEM ed, internationalization, labor market, social equity


Email: mtrache@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2109

Office: 103F Trimble Hall

Bio: 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).


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