The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers one 30-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 in order to participate in educator preparation programs.
Information for Out-of-State Students Who Complete COEd Programs
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires candidates seeking certification to complete all practica in a TEA-approved site. Out-of-state students who do not complete the practicum at a UTA College of Education and TEA-approved site and meet all other TEA requirements do not qualify for Texas educator certification. If seeking certification outside of Texas, please work with your state agency in the state in which you are seeking certification to determine eligibility and to complete any additional requirements. Please note that after successful completion of your UTA College of Education degree, you may request a memo indicating your degree completion. UTA cannot recommend out-of-state students for certification and cannot recommend out-of-state students to take Texas certification exam(s). Additionally, UTA faculty and staff cannot complete out-of-state form requests for individuals seeking certification, licensure, and/or endorsements in another state according to TEA.