2017-2018 Official University Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2018  
2017-2018 Official University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Administration Specialization with Curriculum Emphasis, M.Ed. (MEAC):Global

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The specialization in Education Administration with Curriculum Emphasis is designed to provide strong curriculum knowledge with Educational Administration basics for those seeking to become an effective Instructional Leader as all principals are called to be.  This specialization is based on the need for a specialization that merges Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction to take students beyond the state requirements for principalship to the reality of the responsibility of successful campus instruction.  As with the Educational Administration Specialization, courses in this track cover a wide spectrum of content-specific areas, ranging from school finance to human resource management, all of which are essential to the efficient, daily operation of educational institutions along with curriculum design and evaluation with a focus on student learning.  This master’s specialization culminates with an Internship/Practicum experience that allows the student to observe and participate in management and organizational activities which includes curriculum perspectives.  Students completing the Educational Administration with Curriculum Emphasis specialization will be prepared  for administrative positions in schools such as principal, assistant principal, and other curriculum leadership roles.  Students who want Texas Principal Certification must be Texas certified teachers with a minimum of two years teaching experience to be eligible to take the Texas principal certification exam.

A Total of 4 Credit Hours of the Following:

Requirements for Texas Principal Certification

Two years of experience as a classroom teacher, as defined by chapter 230, subchapter Y of Title 19-Texas Administrator Code, is required.  Students must provide evidence of two years of teaching experience, a current teaching certificate, and pass the Principal practice exam with the score of at least 80% before they are eligible to apply to the Certification Office to take the TExES Principal exam.  Upon receiving a successful score on the TExES Principal exam, and completing all other program coursework for the Master of Education, Education Administration, students may apply to be recommended for state certification.  For more information on certification requirements, contact the Educator Certifcation Office

Total Credit Hours: 38

*Courses required for Principal Certification.

MEDU 5911 - Certification Preparation for Principal Candidates  must be taken before students can take the practice test purchased from the state.  Students who pass the practice test with a score of 80% or above will be issued a test approval that will allow them to take the state TExES test.  

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