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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Administration and Supervision

To apply for this program, please visit Graduate Admissions.

Is this program for me?

The Master’s Program in Administration and Supervision provides a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, real world experience, and innovative research to prepare students to be educational leaders.  Graduates fill an important need in the community, serving in diverse positions in both public and private educational institutions.  The degree fulfills requirements for the Texas Standard Principal Certificate.  However, graduates also pursue positions across the educational community and in business settings.

The M.Ed. degree also fulfills requirements for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Principal (068) certification.

The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year consisting of one Spring, Summer, and Fall semester terms consecutively.

What will I learn?

The Administration & Supervision program develops professional leadership, ethical, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.  Through specialized coursework, preparing for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Principal (068), and clinical –based internships, students will have the ability to:

  • Work in complex, ambiguous, fast-paced, and often-uncertain contexts unique to schools
  • Have a high commitment to the safety and dignity of students 
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and a desire “to get things done”
  • Understand the professional knowledge base for school administration and use it to think reflectively, critically and creatively in dealing with problems and dilemmas 
  • Show confidence in self to (a) be an independent learner, (b) act on informed intuition, (c) know that seldom are there absolutely right answers to the endless situations encountered, and (d) be able to live with the consequences of independent actions  
  • Exhibit leadership with students, teachers, support staff, parents, and other community members to build and maintain a learning community within the school district and community 
  • Recognize the moral dimensions of schooling and maintain a high level of caring and ethics in motives, judgments, and interpersonal behavior

Unique features of this program:

  • All faculty, including adjunct professors, have experience as campus and/or district leadership

  • Program designed to be completed in one calendar year

  • An internship course is embedded into the curriculum each semester; the supervising mentor is compensated with a stipend (restrictions apply)

What can I do with my degree?

The program prepares graduates for academic leadership positions in public and non-public settings.  It prepares professionals to work in a variety of roles as educators and mid to high-level administrative positions in:

  • K-12 schools
  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Technical schools  
  • Adult schools 
  • Educational agencies

Graduates of the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision may pursue the following careers:

  • Community College Professor

  • School Principal

  • Assistant School Principal

  • K-12 School Administrator

  • K-12 Team Leader

  • K-12 Department Chair

For more details, please contact delps@uh.edu.

Sugar Land

The College of Education partners with UH Sugar Land to offer courses for the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision program. For more information, please contact visiting professor Wayne Emerson at 713-743- 7594 or memerson@central.uh.edu. You may also visit the College of Education’s Admission Application Instructions.

To apply for this program, please visit Graduate Admissions.