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Graduate Degree Programs

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed to prepare aspiring individuals for challenging and productive roles as campus-level and central office-level administrators in Texas public schools through quality educational experiences that stimulate and encourage intellectual, personal, and professional growth and a strong commitment to education and those served.

***The M.Ed. program is available through two program formats. The New Century Educational Leadership Program (NCELP program) provides an alternative to the traditional program format.


The M.Ed. (Master’s Degree) in Educational Administration, which is a 30-hour (10-course) program, with Principal Certification (the 30-hour Master’s Degree + a three-hour, one-semester internship course resulting in a 33 semester credit hour certification program) is designed to prepare educators to serve as principals, assistant principals, or within other campus and central office administrative positions in Texas public schools. Therefore, enrolling in/completing Master’s degree courses/certification courses enables a student to earn an Educational Administration Master’s Degree and Standard Principal Certification in 33 semester credit hours (11 three-hour courses, total). Courses are delivered in a combination format of face-to-face meetings, on-line blended (face-to-face + on-line delivery) (a majority of degree/certification coursework is offered in this manner), and total online delivery. This degree and certification program is designed for the working professional, as classes are available in the weekday evenings and/or on weekends in Stephenville, Fort Worth, and Waco. 

The New Century Educational Leadership Program is designed to prepare professionals for challenging and productive campus leadership roles in the Texas public schools. NCELP is an accelerated program utilizing intensive summer coursework and monthly seminars combined with three semester internships in the public schools.