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Master of Education in Educational Administration With Principal Certification - Online

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The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Educational Leadership
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7055

Degree Information:
Dr. Wes Hickey
Phone: 903.565.5669

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: ADM 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Educational Leadership Online Program

Program Information

Degree: MED For Texas Educators Only

College: Education and Psychology

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score using the formula found at Online Master of Education with Standard Principal Certification - For Texas Educators.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Texas Resident
  • Teaching in Texas (public, private or charter PK-12)
  • Certified Teacher in Texas

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Interview: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment opportunities for principals to increase by 8% through 2018. This percentage represents an anticipated decrease in the number of children entering elementary and secondary school over the decade. Opportunities will increase as administrators are asked to assume more responsibilities in schools, including such duties as monitoring student achievement. For more, visit

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student

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Gain Skills to Advance Your Career in Education

The University of Texas at Tyler master’s in educational administration with principal certification equips you for a variety of administrative positions in public, charter and private schools.

  • Complete the principal certification program entirely online.
  • Be prepared to take the TExES standard principal examination. UT Tyler pass rates consistently exceed state averages.
  • Earn the principal certification if you already hold a master’s degree.

Learn more from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Principal Certification: Proven Practices. Interactive.

  • Complete a program of 4 study blocks:
    • Introduction to the field of educational administration
    • Best practices in curriculum and instruction
    • Special populations and special functions
    • The principalship
  • Develop a project at the beginning of the program that culminates in research conducted at your own school and your written report. No thesis is required.
  • Keep journals about your projects throughout your program and receive feedback from your professors.
  • Use IChat and other interactive technology to communicate with your professors and other students. 

Principal Certification Courses: Theory-Based. Practical.

Educational Leadership Theory and Practice – Gain an overview of school administration, including economic, political and societal influences.

School Law – Undertake an overview of school law for educators and examine legal issues that impact the operation of public schools.

More about UT Tyler's education administration with principal certification program of study

Find Out More:

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
HPR 131
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7055
Fx: 903.565.5527