Master of Education with Specialization in Educational Administration

Program Description

The Educational Administration program prepares graduate students for positions as principals or assistant principals in elementary, middle, or high schools and for such district-wide administrative positions as program directorships and supervisor or coordinator positions. The program is designed to enhance students' abilities in planning, organizing, delegating, supervising, and leading through a variety of activities, procedures, and experiences, some of which are campus based and some field based. Students completing the program may also qualify for the Texas Standard Principal Certificate after passing the TExES exam. This program is also available online.

Advantages and Opportunities

Students in this program are well prepared to be candidates for administrative positions. Students will regularly apply skills and knowledge gained in courses to their school setting and benefit from former and current educational administrators as professors and adjunct professors.
Students also have the opportunity to conduct research independently and in conjunction with Houston Baptist faculty, to present papers at conferences, to publish, and to interact with practicing administrators representing a wide spectrum of approaches and philosophies.

Course Syllabi

EDUC 6304 Children, Adolescents, and Learning 3
EDUC 6315 American Educational Reform 3
EDAD 6310 Applications of Educational Research 3
EDUC 5306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDUC 6301 Classroom Management 3
EDAD 6301 Administrative Theory and Practice 3
EDAD 6302 Instructional Leadership and Evaluation 3
EDAD 6303 School Law 3
EDAD 6304 School Business Management and Finance 3
EDAD 6308 The Role of the Principal 3
EDAD 6291 Internship in the Principalship 2
EDAD 6292 Internship in the Principalship 2
EDSP 5302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
  TOTAL 37


In order to enter this program the graduate student needs to be a certified teacher or be working on their teacher certification. The Master’s in Education with Educational Administration is 37 semester hours of course work.
To qualify for the Texas Principal Certificate, applicants must hold a valid Texas teaching certificate, have at least two years of teaching experience in accredited schools, complete the principal preparation program, complete all courses with a grade of "C" or higher and must be admitted to candidacy, and satisfactorily complete a written comprehensive examination along with completing the TExES Principal exam.

View the MED degree requirements (pdf)