Educational Administration Online Program

Message from the Coordinator
Dr. La Vonne Fedynich

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich

Welcome to the M.S. Degree in Educational Administration.  Advising and Questions about the Ed Admin Program can be directed to me at:

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich
Rhode Hall #130
Telephone: 361-593-4312
lavonne.fedynich@tamuk.edu

Why Should I Get a Master’s Degree and Certification in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University Kingsville? What’s in it for me?

  • As the state of Texas continues to grow, new schools are opening and administrator retirements are evident. The principal's certificate opens doors to the following diverse roles: All-level principal, all-level assistant principal, athletic director, facilitator, director, consultant, and many central office positions.
  • For more than 80 years, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has prepared successful school principals and other leaders. Hundreds of current educational leaders at the forefront of instruction are graduates of our program, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

If you are ready to take the first step towards becoming an administrator, don’t wait any longer. Apply now for admission by going to: www.applytx.org

Program Faculty

All of our faculty have either a Ph.D. or Ed.D. They have diverse public school leadership backgrounds with experience in Texas, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Program Handbook

Click here for a PDF copy of the Educational Administration Program Handbook.

Program Internship Handbook

Click here for a PDF copy of the Educational Administration Internship Program Handbook.

Degree Plans

Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers a Master of Science in Educational Administration and a Principal Certification program.  Both are offered in an online format.  Click on the links below to view the Educational Administration degree plan and the certification plan.

Educational Administration Degree Plan

Educational Administration Certification Plan

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the program, students must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with teaching emphasis (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA in undergraduate work
  • Satisfactory MAT or GRE entrance examination score
  • Background consistent with the Texas Code of Conduct


Questions can be directed to:

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich, Coordinator of the Educational Administration Program
lavonne.fedynich@tamuk.edu
361-593-4312

Superintendent Certification

Texas Superintendent Certification

This program enables students who have an earned master’s degree and principal certification to obtain further certification as a school superintendent.  The focus of this certification is on preparing students to serve in central office and executive leadership positions within Texas public school districts.  Superintendent certification students will be prepared to serve as the chief executive officer of public school districts and to provide effective leadership to the board, community, faculty, staff and students.  Areas of preparation include public school finance, facilities planning, pupil personnel administration, special program administration and others.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Beginning in the fall of 2016 the following policy will apply to all students who have not completed EDAD 5385 (Superintendency Internship):  Students  may take the required courses in any order with the exception that EDAD 5385 (Internship) shall be the last course in which a student enrolls.  In the beginning of the semester prior to enrolling in EDAD 5385 the student shall attend the TeXes  review session offered through the certification office.  Following the review, the student shall register for the TeXas superintendent exam.  Each student shall be required to pass the certification exam prior to enrolling in the final EDAD 5385 (Internship) course.

Application Procedures

Students who enroll in the superintendent certification program should meet the general graduate admission requirements for TAMUK.

Admission to the University

All prospective students should access the Graduate Admissions page on the TAMUK website for the processes and procedures related to admissions.

Questions Regarding Admission Status

Please call the Office of Admissions to check on the status of your admission to the university.

Enrollment in Classes

Once admitted to the university, please contact Dr. Don Jones at (don.jones@tamuk.edu) to develop a certification plan.  Once a certification plan has been filed in the Educational Leadership and Counseling department office, students may register online using Blue and Gold.

Certification Plan 

Click here for a PDF file of the Superintendent Certification Plan.

College of Graduate Studies

For additional information contact the College of Graduate Studies

 

Course Descriptions

Superitendent Certification Plan

EDAD 5352:  Educational Facilities Planning. 3(3-0)

Creative and systematic planning of school facilities focusing on translation of psychological and educational needs into physical form and design. Development of educational specification, survey techniques, space allocation organization and conditioning with relationship to curriculum processes.

EDAD 5381:  Administration of Special Programs. 3(3-0)

Problems in administering and managing special programs in public schools such as vocational and technical education, special education, career education and other special areas.

EDAD 5351:  Staff and Pupil Personnel. 3(3-0)

Principles and practices of administration as it concerns selecting and retaining school personnel and administering the pupil personnel program. Placement, job analysis and evaluation, salaries, fringe benefits, maintenance of morale, collective bargaining and student performance are addressed.

EDAD 5384:  Advanced Problems in the Superintendency. 3(3-0)

Current problems in the school superintendency are studied in depth.

EDAD 5313:  School Finance. 3(3-0)

Theory and practices including federal, state and local levels. Theory and practices in taxing and budgeting with emphasis on Texas system.

EDAD 5385:  Superintendency Internship. 3(3-0)

Practical application of tasks in the area of the superintendent.  

NOTE: Beginning in the fall of 2016 the following policy will apply to all students who have not completed EDAD 5385 (Superintendency Internship):  Students  may take the required courses in any order with the exception that EDAD 5385 (Internship) shall be the last course in which a student enrolls.  In the beginning of the semester prior to enrolling in EDAD 5385 the student shall attend the TeXes  review session offered through the certification office.  Following the review, the student shall register for the TeXas superintendent exam.  Each student shall be required to pass the certification exam prior to enrolling in the final EDAD 5385 (Internship) course.


Estimated Time to Completion:

For the Master of Science in Educational Administration (with or without certification): 18 months (the estimate could vary as this is dependent upon the individual student and the availability of courses being offered)

For the certification route: 1 year (the estimate could vary as this is dependent upon the individual student and the availability of courses being offered).


Estimated Costs of Program:

3 hours/1 class $1,116.90

6 hours/2 classes $1,870.80

9 hours/3 classes $2,624.70

(The University reserves the right to change fees upon board approval)

 

Practice Principal Examination Test Dates for 2016

DATE HOURS ROOM
March 5, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm TBD
July 9, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm TBD
October 1, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm TBD

Links to Useful Information

The TAMUK College of Graduate Studies - This link will take you to the College of Graduate Studies at TAMUK.  There you will find vital information pertaining to topics such as: admissions information, graduation, the Masters Thesis Manual, and various deadlines pertaining to the program.

TAMUK Blackboard - This is the University Course Management System (CMS), the place for students to access their courses online.

This page was last updated on: July 12, 2016