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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Educational Leadership (K-12 grade)

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

This social justice and equity oriented program focuses on developing personal, professional, and community leadership skills and prepares students to lead P-12 educational institutions. We prepare student-centered leaders to understand and address complex and systemic issues that continue to impact educational effectiveness, equity, and achievement. Our students establish lifelong personal and professional networks through a model that bands them together in coursework throughout their program.


Designed to meet Texas’ Principal Certification requirements, many faculty members are former teachers and administrators who bring real-world experience and practical knowledge into the classroom. Students benefit from our faculty’s close connections with local school districts, superintendents, and principals, while expanding their professional networks as they work alongside other dedicated educators. By developing student-centered leaders, our graduates are prepared to understand and address complex and systemic issues that continue to impact educational effectiveness, equity, and achievement.



Program Options

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours; 9 hours focus on core requirements** and 27 hours focus on educational leadership


Semester 1   EDL 5003 Introduction to School Administration**

Semester 1   EDU 5003 Research Methods**

Semester 2   EDU 6223 Education in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society**

Semester 2   EDL 6013 Supervision: Teaching-Learning Process

Semester 3   EDL 5203 School and Community Relations

Semester 3   EDL 5503 Administration and Function of Special Programs

Semester 4   EDL 5403 The Principalship

Semester 4   EDL 5703 Legal Foundations in Education

Semester 5   EDL 5103 Introduction to School Finance

Semester 5   EDL 6023 Supervision: Tools and Techniques

Semester 5   EDL 6942 Practicum in Educational Administration

Semester 6   EDL 5303 Human Relations in Educational Administration

Semester 6   EDL 6941 Practicum in Educational Leadership



Our program offers workshops, study materials, and a practice exam to prepare students for the TExES Principal Certification Exam. In partnership with administrators and school districts, a résumé and interview workshop prepares students for the job search.and Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) training.




Career Opportunities

Graduates find career opportunities such as: assistant principal, principal, district level curriculum coordinator and leader, program director, assistant and deputy superintendent (with superintendent certification), and other central office administrative positions.

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


Applicant must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements, be in good standing with last institution attended, and submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, documenting proof of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • A resume demonstrating educational experience

** For additional requirements to complete application, special or conditional admission, or admission assistance, please visit the graduate school website at graduateschool.utsa.edu.


UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)



Applications

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UTSA Graduate School

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Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)

 

UTSA Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

COEHD Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

External Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

 

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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax




UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249



College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249