Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
During the last semester of the program, our Educational Leadership students attend two free workshops to help them prepare for the TExES State Principal Exam and take a free practice TExES exam. These workshops are one of the reasons that our students have such a high passing rate for the state exam. Additionally, our faculty have close connections and works closely with local school districts, superintendents and principals, and our graduates hold positions ranging from assistant principal to superintendent in greater Bexar County school districts.
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Admission & Application Requirements
Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.
|Educational Leadership (MEd)
|Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
|3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
|18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
|Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
|Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
|English Language Proficiency
|550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
|*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.
|Educational Leadership (MEd)
|Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
|Application Deadlines for:
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At UTSA, we understand that many of our graduate students work full time. All of our courses run from 6 PM to 8:45 PM Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring Semesters. During the Summer Semester, our courses run throughout the day as many of our students are teachers and work less in the summer.
- Emphasis in educational leadership for K-12 school administrators (meets principal certification requirements)
- Emphasis in educational policy and advocacy
- Emphasis in teacher leadership
Our students and faculty use a variety of research methods: quantitative, ethnographic, discourse analysis, and mixed methods. Students are engaged in studying topics like servant leadership, administrator burnout, high school social processes including organizational climate, trust, collective efficacy, principal influence, and its relationship to school achievement, induction program for new teachers, what successful new teachers do to stay in the profession, issues of education law and policy, along with program evaluations of specific programs.
Students gain extensive theoretical knowledge of educational practices and emerging paradigms of organizational leadership. The curriculum emphasizes coursework designed to develop, analyze and evaluate educational programs, school personnel, and effective system practices.