The mission of the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations is to prepare individuals who are competent, caring, committed and culturally responsive educators, possessing a strong awareness of their responsibility to organize, lead, and manage efficient and effective educational institutions.

 

The Master of Education degree in Educational Administration focuses on the skills and knowledge required for campus-level and central office administration careers in public schools, community college or university settings. We stress effective instruction, curriculum development and assessment in all of our courses. Candidates use theory and research to make decisions and apply their learning to real-world situations.

 

Master’s Degree Programs

Courses are presented in an online format, consisting of classes that cover all of the new standards on the TExES examination for state certification.

The Department offers three online master’s degrees in Educational Administration, one with the Principal’s certificate (42 hours) and one without (36 hours). For those seeking leadership in higher education, the Department offers an online Master of Educational Administration in Human Resources and Higher Education (36 hours). Applicants who seek the master’s degree with principal certification must take one extra course (an internship course) to be eligible for principal certification.
Applicants who have completed other master’s-level courses, may be able to transfer some courses to the program. An advisor will determine the transferability of courses, which cannot be more than five years old when the master’s degree is completed.

 

Principal Certification

The Department’s courses align with the new Principal Standards for the State of Texas. Applicants who already have a master’s degree in another area are eligible to pursue principal certification only. Candidates must submit evidence of holding the Texas Teacher’s Certificate and complete a certification plan in consultation with a Master’s Degree/Principal Certification Advisor. The advisor determines the courses needed for the certificate and the transferability of outside courses. Course work that will be more than five years old when the certificate requirements are completed will not count toward certification. Transfer hours must be at the graduate level.

 

Superintendent Certification

In addition, we offer preparation programs for applicants seeking principal or superintendent certification only. The program is 12 hours which includes an internship.

Candidates must submit evidence of holding the Texas Principal Certificate and complete a certification plan in consultation with a Doctoral or Master’s Degree/Superintendent Certification Advisor. The advisor determines the courses needed for the certificate and the transferability of outside courses. Coursework that will be more than five years old when the certificate requirements are completed will not count toward certification. Transfer hours must be at the graduate level.

 

Admission Requirements

All applicants who want to enroll in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations must first apply to the TSU Graduate School.

Applicants seeking admission to the Graduate School of Texas Southern University should request and complete an application for graduate admission. The application should be supported by official transcripts from colleges and universities previously attended by the applicant.

Transcripts are considered to be official only if they are submitted by the registrar to the Graduate School of Texas Southern University. Applicants should complete our online application and send transcripts, payment if not paying online, and test scores to The Graduate School, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne, Houston, TX 77004.

 

Criteria for Admission U.S. Citizens

For admission to the Graduate School as a degree applicant, all of the following conditions must be met:

Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better; or 3.0 on last 60 hours

If required by the graduate degree program, GRE (General) or GMAT for Business programs (must be within five (5) years of your application date). Please note that while all doctoral level programs require a GRE some master’s level programs do not require the GRE. Please refer to the chart below for a list of programs with application deadlines and GRE requirement.

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (current)
  • Personal Essay (300 – 500 words)
  • Application fee ($75): Your application will not be processed until the fee is received.
  • Transcript (s): 2 copies sent directly to TSU from the institutions.
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    Criteria for Admission- International Students

    In addition to Items 1 through 7, International Students need to also supply the following information:

  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • TOEFL = 79 or IELTS (iBT) = 6.0 (if not from an English-speaking country)
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    Final Admission

    Applicants are admitted into the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations after all documents are reviewed by the Graduate School and a recommendation is sent to the Department Chair. Once admitted, applicants become candidates and are assigned an official advisor who should be consulted on a semester basis. Advisors guide students admitted to the Department through the admission process for the Master’s, Principal Preparation Program or certifications, as well as oversee their matriculation through the Program. Advisors also advise students with regard to their status for graduation.

    For further information, contact Dr. Collette M. Bloom at 713-313-1317.

    M.Ed.in Educational Administration with Principal Certification

    Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
    Number of Credit Hours: 42
    Degree Plan: Click here

      M.Ed in Educational Administration with no certification

      Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
      Number of Credit Hours: 36
      Degree Plan: Click here

        Superintendent Standard Certification

        Prerequisite(s): Master’s Degree and Principal’s Certificate
        Number of Credit Hours: 12
        Degree Plan: Click here

          Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with a concentration in Higher Education and Human Resources

          Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
          Number of Credit Hours: 36

            Principal Certification

            Prerequisite(s): Master’s degree from an accredited university
            Number of Credit Hours: 30 includes Internship of six hours

              For detailed information about curricula and degree plans, see University Catalog