University of Texas System

UT Online Consortium (UTOC)

Master of Arts in Education-Educational Leadership

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Phone:

888-839-2716

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Arts in Education-Educational Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Education with a focus in Educational Leadership, offered by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), is designed to prepare candidates for positions of leadership in education. Advanced candidates participating in this program may become eligible for Principal Certification often required for positions in school administration. Candidates receive training in instructional and administrative leadership, cultural proficiency, conflict resolution, school law and ethics, fiscal responsibility, organizational theory and other relevant areas appropriate for twenty-first century educational leaders. Eligible candidates may also pursue Superintendent Certification through this program. The Educational Leadership program is aligned with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Principal and Superintendent Competencies, as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Education Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards.

The UT Permian Basin School of Education certification programs are fully accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

The UT Permian Basin School of Education proudly achieved full accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in October, 2007.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

All advanced candidates should consult with the program advisor to develop a degree and/or certification plan representing current SBEC competencies and ELCC standards. Substitutions of courses for the advanced candidate’s master's degree or Principal Certification plan must follow the proper procedures of a Petition to Graduate Studies, and are subject to approval of the candidate’s advisor and the appropriate Graduate Committee. Continued consultation and advisement with the Educational Leadership faculty will insure successful completion of the Master’s degree and Principal and Superintendent certification.

  • MA with Principal Certification
    Thirty-six total credits are required for the degree and certification. In addition to completing the degree, candidates for certification as a Principal must earn a passing score on the Texas Principal Certification Exam and must have at least two years of creditable classroom teaching experience.
  • Principal Certification Only
    Advanced candidates with a master’s degree in fields related to education will be required to complete 21 additional credits. In addition to completing course requirements, candidates for certification as a Principal must earn a passing score on the Texas Principal Certification Exam and must have at least two years of creditable classroom teaching experience.
  • Superintendent Certification
    Advanced candidates with a master’s degree and Principal Certification may qualify as candidates to receive Superintendent Certification. All courses are available online through the UT Online Consortium.

 

COURSES

All courses are offered by UT Permian Basin.

MA with Principal Certification

  • Required Educational Foundations Courses (6 credits)
    • EDUC 6305 Research Design in Education and the Social Sciences
    • EDLD 6362 Cultural Proficiency
  • Required Educational Leadership Courses (30 credits)
    • EDLD 6360 School Finance
    • EDLD 6361 School Law
    • EDLD 6363 Administration of Special Programs
    • EDLD 6365 School Public Relations
    • EDLD 6367 Theories of Educational Leadership
    • EDLD 6368 Principalship
    • EDLD 6369 School Human Resources Management
    • EDLD 6370 Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
    • EDLD 6392 Practicum: Leadership (Prerequisite permission of the instructor)
    • Elective Course

 

Principal Certification Only (21 credits)

  • EDLD 6361 School Law
  • EDLD 6363 Administration of Special Programs
  • EDLD 6367 Theories of Educational Leadership
  • EDLD 6368 Principalship
  • EDLD 6370 Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
  • EDLD 6392 Practicum: Leadership (Prerequisite permission of the instructor)
  • EDLD 6360 School Finance or EDLD 6365 School Public Relations
  • EDLD 6369 School Human Resources Management

 

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION AND ADVISOR 

UT Permian Basin

Dr. Jessica Garrett-Staib
Chair, Education Leadership and Counseling
(432) 552-2169
staib_j@utpb.edu

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Education-Educational Leadership

Accreditation:

SACS - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $242 in-state; $318 out-of-state

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City