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2011-2012 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 ethics, excellence, and the highest educational standards in our society’s schools.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of one education core course and the content of two courses in their plan area. One question must come from the faculty advisor and one question must come from faculty outside 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 After three failures, students will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.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 30-Hour Cohort Certification & Master’s Plan

ELAS 6304 Internship in Educational Leadership
ELAS 6310 Theoretical Foundations and Functions of Educational Administration
ELAS 6311 Functions of Educational Administration
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

Principal Certification and Master’s Degree Plan

I. Major Requirements:

ELAS 6310 Theoretical Foundations and Functions of Educational Administration
ELAS 6315 Principles of Instructional Supervision
ELAS 6316 Instructional Leadership
ELAS 6317 Managing Change for Diversity
ELAS 6331 Education Law
ELAS 6335 School Evaluation OR
ELAS 6343 Public Affairs and Community Relations

Additional Work In Education

II. Core Requirements: Any six hours:

CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
CUIN 6360 Foundations of Literacy Learning
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
FEDU 6333 Principles of Human Learning
SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education

III. Practicum (The candidate must be within 9 hours of completion prior to beginning practicum)

ELAS 6304 Internship in Educational Leadership
ELAS 6337 Functions of Mid-Management Administration
ELAS 6305 Practicum in Educational Leadership
ELAS 6336 School Business Management

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. Masters 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

Additional Requirements for the Superintendent Certificate

  1. Hold a valid Principal Certificate.
  2. Complete 12 semester hours of course work to include
    ELAS 6341 Personnel Management
    ELAS 6342 Educational Policy and Finance;
    ELAS 6343 Public Affairs and Community Relations;
    ELAS 6345 Educational Facilities and Environment
  3. Complete the 6 semester hours of approved Superintendent’s practicum
    ELAS 6308 Practicum for the School Superintendency
    ELAS 6309 Practicum for the School Superintendency
  4. Pass the TExES # 064