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Educational Leadership

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Rolf Straubhaar
straubhaar@txstate.edu
512.245.6055
ASBS, Room 324

Advisor Support
Jacqueline Todd
jt39@txstate.edu
512.245.9909
ASBS, Room 306

With an explicit focus on cultural responsiveness and equity-oriented practices for the diverse classrooms of Texas, teachers completing the program will enhance their own teaching within the classroom, develop skills for assisting other teachers and learn how to become part of collaborative efforts aimed at school/district-wide instructional improvement.

Master's Degree Program

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. Instructional Leadership 36 Non-Thesis Cognate required

Master's Degree + Professional Certification Program

Degree Concentration & Certification Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. Principal 36 Non-Thesis No minor

Professional Certification Exam
You will be eligible to take the Texas Education Agency principal certificate exam upon successful completion of specific program requirements.

Texas State Round Rock Campus
These programs can be completed in Round Rock or San Marcos.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard* August 1 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I May 1 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

 

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

Application


Application Fee(s)

  • $35 nonrefundable Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission to the master's + professional certification program)
    and either
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    or 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents

  • copy of your official teaching certificate documenting initial teaching certification
  • copy of your official teaching record documenting at least one year of teaching experience

TOEFL scores for M.Ed (principal certification) applicants

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores with minimum individual scores of
    • 22 listening
    • 22 reading
    • 24 speaking
    • 21 writing

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

TOEFL or IELTS scores for M.A. (instructional leadership) applicants

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.