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Educational Administration Master’s Degree (M.Ed.)

The M.Ed. in Educational Administration program is designed for students interested in careers as educational administrators such as:

  • Principals
  • Superintendents
  • School administrators

Candidates have the option upon completion of this degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for Principals. 

You also have the option of completing the degree without certification and should speak to an advisor about the options available. 

When you join our program, you’ll complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements, and submit proof of two years of classroom teaching experience to be eligible for the TExES Principal exam. 

Online Only


Master of Education in Educational Administration


  • Principals
  • Superintendents
  • School administrators

Program Highlights

  • We offer 8-week courses that are 100-percent online, allowing students to complete the program in less than two years.

  • We stress personal contact and advising. All our faculty are available to meet with students as needed. 

  • Students gain extensive field experience through internships and practicum opportunities.

  • Student organizations include Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society), ASU Student Reading Council and the Texas State Teachers Association.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.

When applying, use the 5X8 DG Degree Seeking application.


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • For State of Texas certification, applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certificate and two years teaching experience in an accredited public school.

You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight week session begins.

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A – January 1

Spring B – March 1

Summer – May 1

Fall A – August 1

Fall B – October 1

Degree Plan

  • Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development 
    EDG 6304 Applied Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
    EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the School System 3
    EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
    EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships 3
    EDG 6346 School Plant Planning and Maintenance 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    Total SCH for Master of Education in Educational Administration 36

    If pursuing a Principal Certification with the degree, the candidate must complete EDG 6341 Role of the Principal and EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration as electives.

    In addition to coursework, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR).  You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.


  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

  • Carr Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Graduate Scholarships  are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies. No application is required.

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey
    Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

    General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.

  • Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award
    Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield
    Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority
    Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors
    Amount $300
    Number One per year
  • John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship
    Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson
    Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members
    Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association
    Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

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