Educational Leadership

Do you see yourself in a leadership position in education? Our Educational Leadership program (formerly Educational Administration) prepares leaders who are skilled in promoting learning in a culturally diverse society. We provide a comprehensive program that:

  • Prepares candidates for K-12, higher education and other educational settings
  • Assists candidates in defining and building environments that are conducive to learning
  • Provides a rigorous, critical investigation of what is and what out to be in schools
  • Prepares and develops educational leaders in areas of scholarship and public service

Master’s Degree

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program prepares individuals to serve as:

  • Instructional Supervisors
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Program Directors
  • Professional Development Specialists

Degree Plan

M.Ed. in Administration* (Educational Leadership)

*Also offered online in a hybrid format. Contact Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., for more information.

How to apply

Certification-Only Programs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growing need for principals and superintendents as school enrollments continue to increase. The Department of Teacher Education and the Educational Leadership Program offer coursework leading to recommendation for Texas Principal Certification and Texas Superintendent Certification.

Principal Certification

To obtain a recommendation for certification through Texas Woman’s University, you must have:

  • A master’s degree (preferably in education or an education-related field)
  • A valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Three years of teaching experience
  • Completion of coursework on a plan of study leading to certification

Attention Collin County students: You can complete your master of educational leadership with principal certification or your principal certification through the Pioneer Flex Courses at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC). 

Superintendent Certification

To obtain a recommendation for certification through Texas Woman’s University, you must have:

  • A master’s degree (preferably in education or an education-related field)
  • A valid Texas teaching certificate
  • A valid Texas principal or mid-management administrator certificate
  • Three years of teaching experience (preferred) and school-site or school district leadership experience
  • Completion of coursework on the plan of study

After being admitted to the Graduate School and the Educational Leadership Program, you must meet with your faculty advisor to complete a plan of study for either principal or superintendent certification.

Page last updated 3:30 PM, August 7, 2018