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Master of Education in Educational Administration (Online or On-Campus)

Tarleton State University’s Master of Education in Educational Administration program prepares Texas professionals for K-12 school administration and higher education roles through stimulating coursework and hands-on educational experiences. Courses are offered online to provide flexibility for students, and professors offer optional face-to-face program review sessions.

Our accredited Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration degree has a concentration option in Higher Education Leadership. Learn more about the Higher Education Leadership coursework.

M.Ed. Degree Program Overview

Tarleton’s Educational Administration M.Ed. degree has the option to be completed completely online. This flexibility is great for working professionals with busy schedules interested in pursuing this 30 credit hour program. 

Courses are also offered at Tarleton’s north central Texas campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, and Waco. With a career-advancing curriculum, our students learn the essentials of school administration including coursework in leadership, school-community relations, special education, and educational planning. An additional 3 hour principal practicum course is required for students who seek to obtain a Principal Certificate in the state of Texas.

Why study Educational Administration at Tarleton?

Our Educational Administration master’s degree program aims to:

  • Enhance students' leadership skills
  • Broaden students' understanding of education
  • Increase the effectiveness of students as future educational leaders 
  • Utilize resources to enable students to develop as educators

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
EDAD 5307 Leadership of Programs and Procedures in Supervision
EDAD 5310 Special Education Law
EDAD 5335 Edu Plan and Facility Development
EDAD 5340 School-Community Relationships
EDAD 5345 Leadership of Curriculum Systems
EDAD 5355 Leadership of Diverse Learning Communities
EDAD 5360 Educational Leadership Applications

For more information on courses for the M.Ed. degree, please refer to the university catalog.

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Career Opportunities

Tarleton's Educational Administration degree prepares students for a variety of management roles in K-12 or higher education. Students with a Principal Certification will be qualified to work in school administration positions at all levels, including central office district-level positions.

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Principal Certification

Begin the process to become a school principal. Our program prepares students for the TExES Principal Exam, which is one of the requirements for obtaining a Principal Certificate in the State of Texas.

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Career Services

Tarleton’s Career Services offers education master’s degree students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake Portal for job listings
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
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At every level, Tarleton State University creates well-prepared educators. As a current school administrator with a M.Ed. from Tarleton, I witness the in-depth knowledge of Tarleton student teachers and fellow graduates on a daily basis. The most valuable component of the M.Ed. program is the opportunity to build relationships and make connections with your peers, professors and other professionals. Those connections become priceless as you advance through each level of your career.

Renee Goodwin, M.Ed.

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The Master of Education in Educational Administration at Tarleton State University is accredited by the:

Tarleton offers students pursuing their Educational Administration degree various professional opportunities connected to school administration in Texas.

Student Resources and Facilities

Tarleton Building

Texas Center for Educational Facilities

In 2008, Tarleton State University partnered with a local architectural firm to create the Tarleton Research Laboratory on Educational Facilities (TRLEF). TRLEF provided evidence-based research to public schools regarding the impact of facility design on student learning capacities. In 2010, TRLEF was awarded a grant from the United States Department of Education to develop The American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities (ACEF). In 2011, TRLEF was renamed the Texas Center for Educational Facilities by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and continues to provide information, training, and technical assistance to public schools.

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Effective Schools Project

Originally initiated in 1988, Tarleton State University's Effective Schools Project (ESP) has since evolved into one of the nation's largest school-improvement endeavors. With effective schools research as its foundation, ESP is an education improvement network linking our faculty with campus leadership teams in over 50 Texas schools. Since its inception, ESP has partnered with 216 different public schools and Education Service Centers to provide professional development opportunities for educators.

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Cross Timbers School Development Council

The Cross Timbers School Development (CTSD) Council is a non-profit organization designed to serve the needs of its member schools. The CTSD Council serves as a forum for administrators to discuss ideas across the region for over 25 years. Activities of the CTSD Council are guided by a six-member Board of Directors and coordinated by Dr. Mark Weber. The CTSD Council hosts two major conferences each year:

What programs are related to the master's degree in Educational Administration?

In addition to our Master of Education in Educational Administration degree, Tarleton State University offers numerous degrees and certifications that may be of interest, including:

Learn more about Tarleton's M.Ed in Educational Administration!

Tarleton State University offers a Master of Educational Administration that can be completed entirely online to prepare students for school or higher education administration roles. Our academic advisors are available to answer questions from prospective students. View their contact information.

Request information to learn more about pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Administration at Tarleton’s College of Education and Human Development.