Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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

Why Attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville?

  • 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. No wonder we call it the "School Leadership Omnibus Certificate."
  • 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 considering a school leadership role, please contact us, so that we can inform you about our online program.

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

For the Principal's Certification within the M.S. in Educational Administration, there are two degree plan options available for students to choose from:  a courses-only option and a research project option.  The courses-only option is designed for students who wish to obtain their degree strictly through coursework.  The research project option is designed for students who seek to engage in the research process as a capstone to their graduate studies.  This program is taught in an online format.  Students will choose one of the two degree plans to follow for completion of their studies.  Click on the links below to view each degree plan.

Educational Administration Degree Plan

Certification Plan

For the Superintendency Certificate, the following courses will be taken:

  • EDAD 5352 Educational Facilities Planning
  • EDAD 5381 Administration of Special Programs OR EDAD 5351 Staff and Pupil Personnel
  • EDAD 5384 Adv. Problems in the Superintendency
  • EDAD 5313 School Finance
  • EDAD 5385 Superintendency Internship

For more information on Superintendency Certification contact Dr. Don Jones at 361-593-2901 or at kudjj000@tamuk.edu.

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


Accepted students are advised by the following faculty members:


Dr. Marilyn Bartlett
(361) 593-4563
A to M
Dr. La Vonne Fedynich
(361) 593-4312
N to Z

Additional Questions may be directed to:

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich

Practice Principal Examination Test Dates for 2014-2015

October 4, 2014 8:00am - 3:00pm Rhode Hall 107
March 7, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm Rhode Hall 107

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: August 28, 2014