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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, M.Ed.

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About

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies taught by University of Texas Arlington. In addition to core courses in K-16 educational leadership and policy, two distinct emphases are available: Higher Education Administration and Principal Certificate. In face-to-face, hybrid, or unique online delivery methods, students in these programs build upon their existing expertise with progressive skills that can increase student achievement, improve teacher performance, and increase organizational effectiveness of schools and higher education institutions. 

Out-of-state students will not qualify for Texas educator certification. Therefore, students should review their state's requirements to determine if completion of a certification preparation program at The University of Texas at Arlington will lead to certification in their state.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Educational Research and Evaluation
  • Leadership Theory
  • Diversity and Equity in Education
  • Capstone Practicum in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Leadership in the Instructional Setting
  • Governance, Political and Legal Aspects of Education
  • The Principalship

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Applications are accepted after the published priority date, but for guaranteed consideration of admission submit the application by the priority date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Probationary admission - A minimum of two of the following three Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: (1) verbal minimum score of 146, (2) quantitative score of 140, (3) written analytical minimum score of 3.0.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    144

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

Unconditional Admission

  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School or a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale on 12 or more hours as calculated by the Graduate School may be used in lieu of the undergraduate GPA.
  • Three professional letters of reference on file, completed by three persons who can assess the applicant’s aptitude, academic skills, and abilities needed for success in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master’s program. Letters of reference from supervisors are strongly preferred.

Probational Admission

  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three letters of reference on file.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21026 USD/year
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  • National

    20796 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9698 USD/year
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
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Funding

There are several different types of scholarships available to you at UTA. Our general academic scholarships are based on academic performance and available to new students pursing their first baccalaureate degree. You can find additional scholarships such as designated, departmental, private, and need-based scholarships through our scholarship system, MavScholarshop.

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