Educational Leadership


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Guided by the democratic purposes of American education, the West Texas A&M University Educational Leadership Program prepares confident, skilled, and reflective leaders of education to pursue excellence and make powerful and lasting impacts in their communities. This program's degree and certification options include the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, Texas principal and superintendent certification, and the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D).

Educational Leadership candidates will experience the following:

High-Quality Curriculum and Experiential Learning

Meaningful and relevant online courses and hands-on field experiences are aligned to state standards to provide a balanced blend of theory, research, and practice for the enhancement of each candidate’s educational leadership development.

Value - Added Instruction

Professors who are certified and experienced Texas public school leaders, facilitating instruction grounded in theory and research and informed by practice in mid-management and executive leadership positions.

Superior online instruction and field supervision is facilitated by tenure-track and tenured professors who are not only recognized as scholars in their field but who also complement scholarship with practical experience in mid-management and executive leadership positions in public schools.


Candidates are permitted the flexibility to tailor their own unique program to meet their individual needs from selections of online degree and certificate courses. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters on both full and half-semester bases during the long semesters, and practicums are completed on approved campuses of the candidates’ choosing. This allows candidates to advance at their self-selected paces.


The WTAMU Educational Leadership program’s non-traditional approach to its degree and certification options coupled with scholarship and financial aid opportunities has created competitively priced programs of educational leadership to meet the diverse needs of its candidates, regardless of their geographic locations in the region, state, nation, or world.

Note: Requirements for licensure/certification vary from state to state. Our programs prepare candidates for certification and/or licensure in the State of Texas. We do not represent that our programs prepare candidates for licensure or certification in other states.

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