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2013-2014 Catalog

M.Ed. in Education Leadership, Administration & Supervision



Mission: The mission of University of Houston – Victoria Educational Administration program is to develop leaders who advance School-Community, Instructional and Administrative Leadership.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of three courses in their plan area. All questions will come from the faculty of the ELAS teaching core. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive exam upon completion of 24 graduate credit hours . Students who fail one part of the exam may re-take the exam within the same semester in which it was first attempted. Students who fail more than one part of the comprehensive examination must wait until the next semester before they may re-take the examination. A subsequent failure will result in required remedial work and may delay graduation. After three failures, students will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.

Principal Certification & Master’s Plan 
            ELAS 6304 Internship in Educational Leadership 
            ELAS 6310 Theoretical Foundations and Functions of Educational Administration 
            ELAS 6335 School Evaluation 
            ELAS 6313 Ethics in Educational Administration 
            ELAS 6315 Principles of Instructional Supervision 
            ELAS 6316 Instructional Leadership 
            ELAS 6331 Education Law 
            ELAS 6332 Special Education Law 
            ELAS 6336 School Business Management 
            ELAS 6300 Selected Topics in Administration and Supervision

Note: Certification as a school principal is included in the plan.

Additional Requirements for the Principal Certificate
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Master’s degree.
3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the 
    completion of applicable course work.
5. Completion of an approved administrative practicum experience.
6. Completion of required course work designed to develop administrative competencies and comply with 
    SBEC Learner Centered Proficiencies for the Principalship.
7. Pass the TExES # 068