The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Catalog 2004-2006 Vol LXXXVII - July 2004
420 Hammond Hall
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Temporary Principal Certificate
Temporary Assistant Principal Certificate
420 Hammond, 817.272.2841
817.272.2841 or 817-690-8045
418 Hammond, 817.272.3575
Applicants who do not meet all of the criteria for unconditional admission will be considered for probationary admission on the basis of the following:
Terms of Probation upon Acceptance: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program.
An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admissions deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admissions requirements may be granted provisional admission.
An applicant's admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.
An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional and probationary admission have not been met.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies currently offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration. Coursework for the Principalship certification is built into the master's degree plan of 39 hours. Candidates are required to pass the state certification exam to be recommended for Principal Certification. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two routes to Principal Certification with a master's degree: a campus-based approach, and the three innovative field-based programs, Scholars of Practice, Educational Leadership UTA and the Urban Collaborative for Educational Leadership. The latter two options are open only to those who are selected by their districts to participate.
With the assistance of the Graduate Advisor, candidates are required to complete a tentative program of work prior to completing 12 hours of graduate work. This program of work is filed in the Graduate School and may be modified as needed. Candidates for master's degrees are required to submit a final program of work during their final semester of coursework for the degree. For candidates who already have a master's degree, an 18-24 hour option is provided for the Principal Certification. A passing score on the state principal certification exam is required.
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers coursework and field experiences leading to Superintendent Certification. Upon completion of superintendency coursework, a passing score on the Superintendent Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (TExES), and evidence of Principal or equivalent certification, candidates will be recommended to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for issuance of the certificate.
The Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration with an emphasis in educational leadership and policy studies prepares candidates for key administrative positions in educational institutions, for upper-level management positions in public- and nonprofit-sector organizations and for teaching and research positions in institutions of higher education. The School of Public and Urban Affairs (SUPA) and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education (COEd), teach the program jointly. Interested students should first contact the SUPA Ph.D. Advisor at 817.272.3071, Fax 817.272.5008 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.uta.edu/supa for more information.
The temporary Assistant Principal Certificate is effective for five years and is nonrenewable. An applicant must hold both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid Texas teacher certificate. Applicants must also provide evidence of two years of creditable teaching experience and must have successfully completed EDAD 5381, 5382, 5383, and 5384. Applicants must complete application forms and pay the necessary fees. No TExES exam is required.
The Temporary Principal Certificate is available to applicants who meet all of the requirements cited above and, in addition, must have earned a master's degree. As with the above, no TExES exam is required. Visit www.sbec.state.tx.us for information regarding status of temporary certificates.
Applicants who have earned master's degrees from accredited institutions and are only interested in Principal Certification will be required to complete 18-24 semester credit hours of EDAD coursework and internships. An applicant must hold a valid Texas Teacher Certificate, have a minimum of two creditable years of teaching experience, be admitted to the Principal Preparation program and complete a certification plan with the Graduate Advisor.
5330, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5389, 5399, and one additional course from 5322, 5376, 5377, 5380, 5388, 5395, or other course approved by the graduate advisor and department chair.
Foundations - 6 credit hours
EDAD 5382. Foundations of Educational Administration
EDAD 5380. Diversity in Educational Settings
Research - 3 credit hours
EDAD 5322. Educational Research and Evaluation
Technology - 3 credit hours
EDTC 53__ or equivalent
Instructional Leadership / Curriculum & Instruction – General:
6 credit hours from the following selected or by advisement:
EDAD 5330. Leadership in the Instructional Setting (required but can be waived with approved Instructional Leadership Development / ILD Certification)
EDUC/EDAD 5309. Advanced Instructional Strategies
EDUC/EDAD 5305. Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Administrative Leadership - 9 credit hours
EDAD 5381. Political and Legal Aspects of Education
EDAD 5383. The Principalship
EDAD 5384. Resource Management in Education
Policy Studies – 6 credit hours
EDAD 5376. Educational Governance
EDAD 5388. Educational Policy Issues in the Public Schools
EDAD 5395. Futuristic Leadership Roles in School Administration
EDAD 5377. Contemporary Issues in Education
Internship and Capstone Courses - 6 credit hours
EDAD 5389. Administrative Internship (enroll in early in sequence)
EDAD 5399. Capstone Internship in Educational Administration
(this course is taken during the last Fall or Spring semester of the program)
Additional courses selected or by advisement to reach 39 credit hours minimum for degree.
Degree Total (minimum): 39 credit hours
Refer to Department Guidebook or advisors for sequence of courses.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two routes to earn the Master of Education in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) and Principalship Certification: the campus-based self-selecting program, and several cohort programs (i.e. groups of students following the same sequences and programs) are also available.
The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; completing course requirements in a later semester cannot change it. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.
An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned cannot change a grade of X. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.
Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)