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Dallas Master of Arts In Education (MAEd) in Educational Administration Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent study
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Two years of creditable full-time K–12 teaching experience in a Texas- approved school. If teaching experience is from another state, applicant must submit formal verification that the school is state-approved
  • Current Texas teaching certificate
  • Residency in Texas
  • Criminal background check, including fingerprinting, where required
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee and recommendation for admittance
  • A Writing Sample submitted with program application

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Current résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from a source familiar with the student's academic abilities and one from a current school or district administrator)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students in the MAEd in Educational Administration degree program complete nine courses (27 credit hours) to fulfill the Core Course requirements.

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
E6034 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
(3)

(3)

E6035 - Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
(3)

(3)

E6036 - School Law
(3)

(3)

E6037 - Improving School Decisions Through Data Driven Change
(3)

(3)

E6038 - Education in a Diverse Society
(3)

(3)

E6039 - Administration of Human Resources
(3)

(3)

E6100 - Research in Education
(3)

(3)

E6233 - Educational Finance
(3)

(3)

E6579 - Texas Principalship
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—27 Credit Hours
Practicum Requirements

Students are required to complete 3 credit hours of practicum. Refer to the program handbook for details pertaining to clock hours and procedures.

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
E6580 - School Administrative Practicum/Internship I
(1.5)

(1.5)

E6581 - School Administrative Practicum/Internship II
(1.5)

(1.5)

Practicum Requirements—3 Credit Hours

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration leads to the Texas Principal Certificate upon completion of all state and program requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology has been designed to meet the requirements found in the Texas Administrative Code for licensed Specialists in School Psychology. The decision to grant licensure rests solely with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and not Argosy University. Upon completion of the MA in School Psychology, students may apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists through the National Association of School Psychologists.

All other programs offered through the College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.