M.A. in Instructional Leadership

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Program Description

This degree is designed specifically for the candidate who wishes to work in a leadership position that does not require principal certification. These leadership positions include, but or not limited to, positions in schools, agencies, businesses, or organizations. This degree emphasizes research. Candidates participating in this degree program will complete a thesis as part of the requirements for graduation. This degree requires completion of thirty hours of graduate credit. A comprehensive examination is required during the final semester of coursework. The degree plan originates in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling.


Candidates seeking admission to a graduate program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling must meet the basic requirements of Graduate Admissions specified in the Admission section of this catalog. Please, contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling for additional requirements: Box 2119, Huntsville, Texas, 77341 or by phone (936) 294-1147 or email edu_elc@shsu.edu.

Please submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Admission preference given to individuals with a GPA of 3.0 and higher within the last 60 hours
  5. One Reference Form from a supervisor
  6. Personal Essay
  7. Optional: Official GRE scores (280 minimum)

Course Prerequisites are strictly observed.

Degree Requirements


M.A. in Instructional Leadership

Choose all from:
EDAD 5378 <ASE 578> Curriculum Planning
EDAD 5379 <ASE 579> Methods of Research
EDAD 5386 <ASE 586> Special Populations and Special Programs
EDAD 6360 <ASE 660> Psychology of Learning
EDAD 6368 <ASE 668> Instructional Supervision
EDAD 6372 <ASE 672> Practicum in Instructional Leadership
EDAD 6386 <ASE 686> Field Studies in Educational Administration
EDAD 6394 <ASE 694> Instructional Leadership Development
2 Minor Field Choose two from
500<5000> or above approved courses2
1 EDAD 6372 <ASE 672> is the last course to be taken in the sequence of courses. It may be taken with one to two other courses.  2Selections should be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.



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