Nov 28, 2023
College of Education > Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies > Administration and Supervision, MEd
The Master’s Program in Administration and Supervision provides a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, real world experience, and innovative research to prepare students to be educational leaders. Graduates fill an important need in the community, serving in diverse positions in both public and private educational institutions. The degree fulfills requirements for the Texas Standard Principal Certificate. However, graduates also pursue positions across the educational community and in business settings.
The M.Ed. degree also fulfills requirements for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Principal (068) certification.
The Administration & Supervision program develops professional leadership, ethical, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Through specialized coursework, preparing for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Principal (068), and clinical -based internships, students will have the ability to:
- Work in complex, ambiguous, fast-paced, and often-uncertain contexts unique to schools
- Have a high commitment to the safety and dignity of students
- Maintain a strong work ethic and a desire “to get things done”
- Understand the professional knowledge base for school administration and use it to think reflectively, critically and creatively in dealing with problems and dilemmas
- Show confidence in self to be an independent learner and act based on researched-based skills and knowledge
- Exhibit leadership with students, teachers, support staff, parents, and other community members to build and maintain a learning community within the school district and community
- Recognize the moral dimensions of schooling and maintain a high level of caring and ethics in motives, judgments, and interpersonal behavior
Unique features of this program:
- Faculty, including adjunct professors, have experience as campus and/or district leadership
- Internship experiences are embedded into the curriculum each term; the supervising mentor is compensated with a stipend (restrictions apply).
The program prepares graduates for academic leadership positions in public and non-public settings. It prepares professionals to work in a variety of roles as educators and mid to high-level administrative positions in:
- K-12 schools
- Community colleges
- Technical schools
- Adult schools
- Educational agencies
Graduates of the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision may pursue the following careers:
- Community College Professor
- School Principal
- Assistant School Principal
- K-12 School Administrator
- K-12 Team Leader
- K-12 Department Chair
The College of Education takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including prior college or university performance, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and statement of intent. All applicants must abide by the minimum qualifications for admissions to a masters or doctoral program. All graduate applicants (regardless of citizenship status) must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the University. For more information, visit http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency/.
An applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required materials for the evaluation of admissions are received by the College before the program’s deadline. If the application is not complete by the program’s deadline, it will not be evaluated for the admissions. Full details of the online application process can be found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply.
- Complete online graduate application including statement of interest, resume/c.v., letters of recommendation, and application fee payment.
- Official transcripts from all previous college/university work sent to the UH Graduate School
- Official reporting of GRE scores taken in the last five years
- International students have additional documentation requirements which can be found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/
Grade Point Average Requirements
Admission requirements for the College of Education require a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 for undergraduate coursework or over the last 60 credit hours of coursework. The College requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduate coursework. The College’s admission committees evaluate all credentials submitted by applicants to determine a student’s ability and potential to succeed in graduate study. In addition, the committee is interested in the applicant’s potential to contribute to his/her program of study and the University community as a whole.
Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0
To obtain a Master in Education for Administration and Supervision, students must complete 30 term hours and successfully pass the TExES Principal Exam (068) or a program comprehensive exam.
These hours will be derived from:
(21 Credit Hours)
(3 Courses/9 Credit Hours)
TExES Principal - M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision
Due to the critical role the principal plays in campus effectiveness and student achievement, and consistent with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.046(c), the rules adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification ensure that each candidate for the Principal Certificate is of the highest caliber and possesses the knowledge and skills necessary for success (Title 19, TAC §241). The M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision program emphasizes the training and coursework necessary for obtaining the knowledge, skills, and attributes for becoming an educational leader.
The TExES Principal (068) certification is offered through the M.Ed. program. Students are expected to complete all pre-requisite courses and internship requirements for the degree and certification.
Please review the COE Certification web page for application and additional information.