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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.

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.


Total Tuition

as few as 10 months

Program Duration


Credit Hours

Credit Hours

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:
  • Lead the development and implementation of campus teaching and learning processes, including understanding the legal basis for education emphasis in federal and state laws
  • Facilitate a vision of learning, communicate effectively and act in a legal and ethical manner with a variety of stakeholders
  • Apply the principles of effective leadership and management to ensure a safe and effective learning environment
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.



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.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Program Tuition $10,991

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Program Tuition


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.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline

Summer I 2021






Summer II 2021






Fall I 2021






Fall II 2021






Spring I 2022






Spring II 2022






Summer I 2022






Summer II 2022






Graduate Programs Degree Plan


See the requirements for this graduate degree

To apply for the Master of Science in Educational Administration online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree and submit transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. In addition, you need a valid teaching certificate and two years of teaching experience.

MS Ed Admin online admission requirements

International Transcript Evaluation:
TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate Studies 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
Electronically to [email protected]

For documents other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. 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.

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.



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 and a two-part practicum (EDAM 5335 and EDAM 5336).

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, organizational theories are examined. Coursework focuses on organizational leadership as well as problem-solving and decision-making techniques, characteristics and applications.

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 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 discussion focuses on 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.

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. Prerequisite: EDAM 5335.


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