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Educational Leadership - Completing the Program

Educational Leadership Program

Completing the Program

Program completion involves more than completing prescribed course work on the candidates’ degree or certification plans. Keep in mind that degrees are conferred by the university and certifications are granted by the Texas Education Agency. Both require demonstrated mastery on culminating examinations.


Completing the Degree

The master’s comprehensive exam is the culminating exam of a candidate’s master’s degree program. The comprehensive exam, required by the Graduate School, must be passed before the master’s degree may be conferred.


Completing the Certification

The appropriate TExES is required for Texas educator certification. The principal TExES is required as candidates near completion of their principal preparation programs (which for many coincides largely with the requirements of their degree programs). Likewise, the superintendent TExES is required as candidates near completion of their superintendent preparation programs.