Educational Administration, MS

College of Education and Human Development

Educational administration masters student

Educational Administration, MS (36 hours)

The Master's Program in Educational Administration is a leader in preparing PreK-20 school administrators throughout South Texas, nationwide, and internationally. This learner–centered program prepares graduates to meet the challenges of school leadership positions such as campus principal, campus assistant principal, and central office administration.

This program offers the master of science degree in Educational Administration and preparation for the Texas State certification exams for the principalship and superintendency.

Domestic Students:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 1     October 15 April 15 May 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
August 10 Jan 10 May 15 June 15

International Students:

Final deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I    Summer II   
May 1 September 1 February 1 February 1

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.


Application requirements specific to this program :

    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
    • Essay (Approximately 300-400 words in length which includes information about their reasons for pursuing graduate study and for choosing this specific graduate program)

Applicants seeking Principal Certification must also submit:

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Required Core Courses (12 semester hours)

  • EDAD 5304 - Introduction to the Principalship 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5366 - Personnel Management 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5376 - Supervision of Teaching 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5377 - Teacher Appraisal System 3 sem. hrs.

1. General Administrative Competencies (12 semester hours)

  • EDCI 5340 - Instructional Techniques for Effective Teaching 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5363 - Public School Law 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5378 - Application of Administrative Concepts 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5399 - School Administration Practicum 3 sem. hrs.

2. Specialized Preparation (6 semester hours) (select two courses from the following)

  • EDAD 5360 - Organizational Theory 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5364 - Management of Educational Programs and Special Units 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5374 - Campus Finance and Budgeting 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDAD 5375 - Communication and Community Relations 3 sem. hrs.
  • IDET 5380 - Educational Technology for Administrators 3 sem. hrs.

3. College Requirements (6 semester hours)

  • EDFN 5301 - Introduction to Research 3 sem. hrs.
  • ERST 5302 - Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities 3 sem. hrs.
  • (Must be included if the student has not completed an upper-division course in multicultural education)

Comprehensive Examination

All candidates for the Master’s degree in Educational Administration are required to successfully complete a program comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination is scheduled during the semester in which the student is enrolled in the last course(s) needed to complete the degree and will be offered three times per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

A candidate may not retake the comprehensive examination more than twice without program faculty approval and may not retake the examination before the next regularly scheduled examination.

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's program handbook (pdf)

School Administration Practicum Handbook (pdf)

School Superintendency Practicum Handbook (pdf)

Master's in Educational Administration Professional and State Standards Matrix (pdf)

Master's in Educational Administration Coverage of Standards Matrix (pdf)

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Bernadine Cervantes

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-6034