Educational Leadership

Texas Christian University

29340 USD/year
29340 USD/year
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The MEd in Educational Leadership is a 36 credit-hour non-thesis program that prepares individuals to serve in roles of educational leadership.


The program includes a pathway to certification for those persons wanting to serve as elementary and secondary principals, supervisors and central office staff in public and private schools (where certification may be required). The program also includes a pathway that is not inclusive of Texas administrator (i.e., principal or superintendent) certification. Note: Applicants seeking to enroll in the coursework leading to certification as a principal must have completed at least one full year of teaching in an accredited school prior to beginning coursework. In addition to required coursework, students in the Educational Leadership MEd program complete a Tier I assessment upon completion of 12-15 hours coursework, and complete a Digital Leadership Portfolio. The Tier I Assessment provides an opportunity for mid-program feedback and coaching from faculty members. The Leadership Portfolio includes products from the required coursework and, for persons in the non-certification track, elements from elective courses. Candidates for graduation will conduct a presentation based in this portfolio work to a faculty committee and invited guests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership: Theory & Practice
  • Research in Education
  • Engaging Community & Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Instructional Leadership A: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
  • Instructional Leadership B: Supervision
  • Law & Ethics
  • Data Use for Educational Leaders

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE Test Scores (Must be within the past 5 years)
  • Resume
  • Academic/Professional Objectives Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    29340 USD/year
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Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served base to degree seeking graduate students.

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