Master of Science in Educational Administration Online

The online Master of Science in Educational Administration program is designed to develop your leadership abilities to effectively support teacher and student success, with curriculum tailored to put you ahead of the curve and prepare you for the latest principal certification exams.

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Program Overview

Discover our online M.S. in Educational Administration program

Prepare to meet the rising demand for school administrators who aim to lead change in diverse organizations while inspiring achievement across challenging student populations. Our Master of Science in Educational Administration online program at TAMIU gives you the knowledge and credentials you need to prepare for leadership roles in increasingly complex school systems.

This 30 credit hour educational administration online program from TAMIU is designed to enhance your ability to pass required Texas Education Agency principal exams, such as the new Principal 268 and Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) Certification Assessment. Taught by experienced practitioners, the M.S. Ed Admin curriculum emphasizes organizational and instructional leadership to help you develop exceptional problem-solving skills with a focus on supporting student success.

Coursework includes Principalship; Advanced Problems in Supervision; and Public School Law. You will complete the educational administration online degree with a practicum so you can demonstrate key competencies under the supervision of a university supervisor and a field mentor in at least three different education levels (elementary, middle and high school).

Our accelerated, 7-week courses are delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals. You can complete your degree in as few as 10 months.

As a graduate of the M.S. in Educational Administration online program, you will be able to:

  • Interpret education policy, public financing and school accountability to develop and implement effective campus teaching and learning processes
  • Evaluate research, theory, and data to facilitate the development of a campus vision for learning, communication, legal and ethical interactions with a variety of stakeholders
  • Assess the principles of effective leadership, management, and data-driven decision-making to ensure safe and effective learning environments
  • Interpret education policy, public financing and school accountability to develop and implement effective campus teaching and learning processes
  • Evaluate research, theory, and data to facilitate the development of a campus vision for learning, communication, legal and ethical interactions with a variety of stakeholders
  • Assess the principles of effective leadership, management, and data-driven decision-making to ensure safe and effective learning environments

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Total Tuition $11,010*
Duration 10 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The State of Texas Education Agency

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Experience the value of our affordable 100% online program

Tuition for the Master of Science in Educational Administration online program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $11,010*
Per Credit Hour $367

Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

The Master of Science in Educational Administration program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring II3/18/243/4/243/11/243/16/245/3/24
Summer I5/13/244/29/245/6/245/10/247/2/24
Summer II7/8/246/24/247/1/247/5/248/23/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 3/4/24
Class Starts 3/18/24

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Admissions

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Applying for the Master of Science in Educational Administration online program is a simple process. Learn more about the admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours
  • Texas Teacher Certificate
  • Two years teaching experience

International Transcript Evaluation:

TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate School does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
OR
Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students DO NOT have to request TAMIU transcripts.

Upload the following documents to your application portal Click Here.

  1. FERPA consent found here
  2. Code of Ethics Form Teacher Candidate found here
  3. College of Education application found here
  4. Copy of your valid Texas teaching certificate
  5. Complete the TAMIU College of Education On-line Screening Survey
  6. (If Required) Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the (a) Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing or (b) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as listed https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/laws-and-rules/sbec-rules-tac/texas-administrative-code-title-19-part-7

If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

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Courses

Take a look at the online master’s in educational administration curriculum

Curriculum for the Master of Science in Educational Administration online program is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours), including a fixed first course (EDAM 5301: School Administration) and a two-part practicum (EDAM 5335 and EDAM 5336).

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizational theories are examined. The course focuses on organizational leadership, problem solving, and decision-making techniques, their characteristics, and their applications. Must be taken within the first semester of enrollment in the program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course describes how the school administrator facilitates and supports the implementation of a sound curriculum and appropriate instructional strategies designed to promote optimal learning for all students.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course deals with the systematic planning of school facilities, including school finance and technology, and its applications to curricular outcomes. Finance will include theory and practices of business management, basic accounting, internal accounting procedures and Texas public school finance. Additionally, theory and understanding of how to build a budget for a school campus is included.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to address administrative preparation, this course covers site-based management, program planning and assessment, personnel management, legal problems, public relations, pupil accounting, scheduling, facilities, finance, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the legal basis for education, with special emphasis on the federal and state educational provisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course examines contemporary supervisory processes, problems and research related to effective instructional performance. Participants receive training in teacher appraisal.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on observation, shadowing, and working to solve problems with a school administrator under the guidance of a university professor. Students will be required to complete eighty (80) hours of field work. Assignments include the implementation of techniques and styles of administrative behavior in a school setting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of administrative tasks in an internship field-based experience. The course requires the development of an action research plan for change based on a need linked to a campus improvement plan. The course requires eighty (80) hours of field work completed under the direction of a university professor and a school supervisor. Assignments include the implementation of techniques and styles of administrative behavior in a school setting. **Journey Towards Principalship Videos are shared explaing steps beyond the 21 credit hours. Prerequisite: EDAM 5335.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the administration and supervision of special programs. Local policies related to state and federal standards will be examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores key issues in educational research and practice, particularly the focus on test scores to measure student achievement and educational effectiveness. It will examine what test scores, as well as other school-based data, mean. Further, a discussion how to descriptively analyze educational data, interpret data, and use data to make decisions about student learning and school improvement. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and admission to the College of Education.

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