University of North Texas

College of Education

Educational Leadership


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership focuses on the skills and knowledge required for campus-level and central office administration careers.

At the University of North Texas, you can earn a master's degree and principal certification simultaneously or, if you already have a master's degree, you can complete course work for certification only.

We stress effective instruction, curriculum development and assessment in all of our courses. You use theory and research to make decisions and apply your learning to real-world situations.

Courses are presented in an accelerated online format, consisting of classes that last eight weeks. You can earn a master's degree and principal certificate in one year.

Strong support system

An important goal for our program is to provide a collegial, supportive environment for learning and guidance. Each student is assigned an advisor who provides information about program requirements, principal certification requirements, transfer courses, future considerations for doctoral work and other important information.

Our faculty members emphasize the best in learning and leadership practices and promote realworld applications of those practices. We strive to model leadership and develop administrators who can successfully lead schools in today's diverse and dynamic educational environment.

Outstanding resources

Faculty members have held various school leadership positions, including principal and superintendent, and are involved in research on education law, leadership, policy implementation, professional learning communities, public school finance and reform initiatives.

Superintendents, assistant superintendents and principals work with our regular faculty members to incorporate real-world experiences in our classes. Faculty members work closely with school districts and regional Education Service Centers and participate in various partnership activities.

Each year, we host a leadership conference and sponsor other conferences and seminars that provide information, skills and networking opportunities for practicing administrators.



The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This distinction means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of the state's top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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