May 28, 2022  
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin Archived

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

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The Principal Preparation Certification and Master of Education leadership program is an advanced study in professional education. A student must take total of 30 semester hours for the Master of Education and the Principal Certification. Many courses have a required field-based component. Some of the field-based experiences will be required activities or projects and will be developed by the student and the professor, while other experiences will be determined by the student and mentor/supervisor.

In addition to the required integrated practicum experience, students will have the opportunity to take an internship course. In this internship course, the students will complete 85 hours of practicum activities at all instructional levels (i.e., elementary, middle and high school) in the school, school district and community. Multicultural educational experiences and technology skills will be an integrated part of each course. The student will be required to take and pass the TExES exam prior to enrolling in the AED 554  practicum course. Students in the 30-hour program are required to complete a comprehensive exam when enrolled in their last six hours of the program. Students who pass the TExES principal exam may have this requirement waived.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should already possess:

  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university teaching certification
  • an overall GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, each on a 4.0 scale
  • and two years of teaching experience.

Required Admission Documents

  • Application to graduate school
  • Application fee payable to the SFA Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • Official transcripts of all college/university credit

Principal Preparation Program

  • Application to the principal preparation program
  • Required GPA standing
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Access to a Texas-accredited school for the duration of the program to complete practicum hours

Course Requirements

Additional Reqirements

Three hours from each of the following:

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