Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Higher Education Administration (in-person)

The department offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration emphasis. This is an in-person program that has been temporarily offered virtually because of Covid-19. Contact our program advisers for more questions about coursework.

 




Course of Study

The higher education emphasis prepares students to pursue a career in colleges and universities or the many organizations that study, support, or address higher education-related issues. The ELPS department works collaboratively with campus administrative offices. Students may also seek graduate assistant opportunities in areas such as student affairs and housing.

Students take courses in higher education administration, law, and history and become informed consumers of research. Graduates find employment in many areas of higher education, including but not limited to:

  • Student affairs
  • Housing
  • Financial aid
  • Institutional research and technology

 

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 Administration

 EDAD 5357

  Higher Education Trends and Issues

 





Admission

The UTA College of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies online program. Find out the requirements for this online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them below.

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.

Recommendations

Applicants seeking admission to ELPS programs must submit three recommendation forms to the department. The required Recommendation Form is available for download here.

 

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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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