Master of Education in Administration Online

This online degree program is designed to help educators develop leadership skills that allow them to build diverse, inclusive learning communities of continuous improvement. With instruction from experienced superintendents and relevant, research-based content based on the needs of today's educators and school districts, you will become fully prepared for the state principal certification exam.


Start Date:

8/31/20
9/28/20

Program Overview

$9,000*
Total Program Cost
as few as 16 months
Program Duration
30
Credit Hours

Ranked as a top affordable online graduate education program by both U.S. News & World Report and GetEducated.com, Lamar University’s M.Ed. in Administration online program gives you the benefit of hands-on experience from day one, immersing you in research and helping you gain valuable real-world experience throughout the program. You will begin by delving into the planning, designing and methodology of your research proposal and building skills in gathering and analyzing data.

In addition to research and evidence-based instructional and curriculum management skills, with an online master’s degree in Administration, you will also learn best practices and techniques for instructional leadership related to curriculum, instruction, supervision, and theories and methods for adult learning and professional development. By developing effective communication and mentoring skills, you will also gain skills in teacher evaluation and personnel management. Finally, through internship experiences in supervision and principalship, you will gain job-related experience in supervision and facilities management.

Lamar University's College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Gain advanced expertise in:

  • The key roles of technology, research, accountability and legal issues in educational administration
  • Developing essential partnerships with stakeholders in your school community for the express goal of supporting student learning
  • Effective organizational, discipline, human resources and fiscal management strategies

Gain advanced expertise in:

  • The key roles of technology, research, accountability and legal issues in educational administration
  • Developing essential partnerships with stakeholders in your school community for the express goal of supporting student learning
  • Effective organizational, discipline, human resources and fiscal management strategies
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Education in Administration. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$9,000 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Master of Education in Administration online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:8/31/20
Start Class:9/28/20

5 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer II 07/13/2020 06/15/2020 07/09/2020 08/14/2020
Fall 1 08/18/2020 07/21/2020 08/11/2020 09/21/2020
Fall 2 09/28/2020 08/31/2020 09/21/2020 11/02/2020
Fall 3 11/09/2020 10/12/2020 11/02/2020 12/11/2020

  Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 01/10/2021 12/18/2020 01/15/2021 02/22/2021
Spring II 03/01/2021 02/08/2021 02/25/2021 04/05/2021
Spring III 04/12/2021 03/22/2021 04/08/2021 05/17/2021
Summer I 06/01/2021 05/11/2021 05/25/2021 07/06/2021
Summer II 07/12/2021 06/21/2021 07/08/2021 08/13/2021

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Admissions

The Master of Education in Administration online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Teaching Certificate

Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate. Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.

Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA

Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.

University Admission Requirements

  • Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through ApplyTexas.org. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's degree will not be admitted.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.

Department of Educational Leadership Admission Requirements

The Department of Educational Leadership requires the following for admission to the department programs. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting the other documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program

  • Department application with essay responses
  • Reference: Reference from a principal or assistant principal who has supervised you.
  • Teaching Certificate: Valid teaching certificate.** This does not include a probationary or permit issued certificate.
  • Teaching Experience: Two years teaching experience. Applicants seeking certification in Texas should request a service record with an authorized signature from their HR office.
  • Employment: Applicants seeking certification in Texas must conduct practicum/internship activities on a TEA-approved public or private school campus.*** To determine if your school is TEA approved, please use the following links: public school or private school.

Out-of-state applicants must determine whether the program will meet their state credentialing requirements by contacting their state’s Dept. of Education. Students who do not conduct practicum activities on an approved campus in Texas are not eligible to apply for certification in Texas or take the Texas principal certification exam/assessment.

**Please note that out-of-state students may not be required to meet this criteria.

***Not applicable to out-of-state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

For students considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Texas.

Courses

30 hours of coursework include the capstone Internship (EDLD-5398) course, which requires successful completion of all other courses prior to enrollment. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not every course is offered in each session. EDLD-5311 and EDLD-5398 are offered each session.

The Texas Education Agency requires students in online programs who live and work out of state and who plan to apply for Texas Principal Certification to undergo review of teaching credentials by the Texas Education Agency. The cost to the candidate for this service is $180.00.

Note: Lamar University Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to skills and techniques necessary for inferential and descriptive research in education and counseling. Emphasis on planning, designing, and methodology leading to a research proposal.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the relationships between and among human behavior, belief systems and administrative style.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the relationships between and among human behavior, belief systems and administrative style.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of short and long-range planning and problem solving techniques of effective school leaders. Special emphasis will be given to applications in an individual campus and the relationship to district planning processes.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Models of curriculum development and evaluation with particular emphasis on the management of these functions.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course positions the school leader as the effective manager of the organization and its operations. Multiple topics are addressed such as safe and effective learning environments, student support services, school policies and procedures, discipline management, behavior intervention, and fiscal issues in school management.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides teachers a foundation to understand the legal, ethical, and policy dimensions of education. Special emphasis is given to the interpretation of case law, Texas Education Code, and federal and state statutes.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamentals of human relations and organizational behavior in developing programs of recruitment, selection, assignment, evaluation, promotion and termination of personnel.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques of improving instruction through application of research on effective schools and models of instruction.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to give the prospective principal job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school administrator and faculty of Lamar University. Management issues include: operations resources, facilities, and safety. Study of the instructional and administrative proficiencies necessary for effective schools. Should be the last course taken. May be repeated once for credit.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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