College of Education and Liberal Arts

Education Administration

The department of Education Administration is proud to offer a 30 hour Master of Education in Education Administration.  This degree provides the foundation for the skills and knowledge required to pass the TExES Certification Examination for Principal.  Upon completion of a master’s degree, individuals may take an additional 12 semester college hours to complete the TExES Certification Examination for Superintendent.   The programs are offered both on our main campus in Texarkana as well as at multiple remote sites to be convenient for our students. Both traditional classroom settings as well as web enhanced programs are included in all our programs.

Department of Educational Administration Mission

The mission of the department of Education Administration is to be an advocate for all master and doctoral candidates both inside and outside the classroom. We propose to do this by effectively preparing candidates for campus and executive leadership roles in Pre K – 12 education. This is done with a focus on the campus vision, culture, climate, instruction, curriculum, staff development, student safety, facilities, finance and specifically on the diverse and changing needs of students.

Master of Education in Educational Administration

Admissions Standards and Rubric

Admissions Standards

The application process for the A&M-Texarkana Scholars in Practice graduate programs involves a hierarchical process.  The rubric used for assessing the applicant’s predicted success in Master’s level work is provided in Table 1.  All applicants will be required to complete and submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Graduate application and processing fee ($30 for US citizens/permanent residents; $50 for international applicants) via www.ApplyTexas.org
  • Official TOEFL scores taken within the last two years (international students only)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume including demonstrated experience in a work environment where education is the primary professional emphasis (e.g., teaching, administration, school counseling, curriculum development in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, governmental, or private industry settings).
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing (< 5 years old). We will utilize the top two scores.
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant providing evidence of a Bachelor’s degree.  
  • Three completed recommendation forms, at least one from an individual with a related terminal degree. Applicants must receive a total score of 15 out of 20 (75%) possible points on the Assessment Rubric in order to progress for admission consideration

 Applicant Screening

To ensure a structured, objective approach to analyze applicants in a fair and unbiased manner, a value rubric will be used to assess each applicant’s likelihood of being successful in the Master’s program.
Table 1

Master's Applicant Assessment Rubric

Application Packet/Document Review

Category

1

2

3

4

5

GRE Scores                         (Verbal Reasoning)

Below 126

126 – 135

136 - 145

146 - 155

Above 156 - 164

GRE Scores                   (Quantitative Reasoning)

Below 126

126 – 135

136 - 145

146 - 155

Above 155

GRE Scores                      (Analytical Writing)

Below 1.5

1.5 – 2.0

2.5 – 3.0

3.5 – 4.0

Above 4.5

Graduate GPA from Official Transcripts

GPA Below 3.00

GPA 3.00 – 3.24

GPA 3.25- 3.4

GPA 3.5 - 3.74

GPA 3.75 - 4.0

Curriculum Vitae with a Minimum of 3 Professional References                                       (scored on separate rubric)

(2x possible points)

1 - 2

3 – 4

5 - 6

7 - 8

9 - 10

Educational Administration Admissions Standards and Rubric

Principal or Superintendent Certification Only

Per state law, this option exists only for students who already have a master’s degree.

Admissions Standards

The application process for the A&M-Texarkana Scholars in Practice administrator certification program also involves a hierarchical process.   The rubric used for assessing the applicant’s predicted success in post-Master’s level work is provided in Table 2.  All applicants will be required to complete and submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Graduate application and processing fee ($30 for US citizens/permanent residents; $50 for international applicants) via www.ApplyTexas.org
  • Official TOEFL scores taken within the last two years (international students only)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume including demonstrated experience in a work environment where education is the primary professional emphasis (e.g., teaching, administration, school counseling, curriculum development in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, governmental, or private industry settings).
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant providing evidence of a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.  It is preferable that the Master’s degree be in some form of Education.
  • Principal certification prior to entry is highly recommended.
  • Three completed recommendation forms, at least one from an individual with a related terminal degree. Applicants must receive a total score of 7.5 out of 10 (75%) possible points on the Assessment Rubric in order to progress for admission consideration

 Applicant Screening

To ensure a structured, objective approach to analyze applicants in a fair and unbiased manner, a value rubric will be used to assess each applicant’s likelihood of being successful in the post-Master’s program.

Table 2

Certification Applicant Assessment Rubric

Application Packet/Document Review

Category

1

2

3

4

5

Graduate GPA from Official Transcripts

GPA Below 3.20

GPA 3.21 – 3.24

GPA 3.25- 3.4

GPA 3.5 - 3.74

GPA 3.75 - 4.0

Curriculum Vitae with a Minimum of 3 Professional References                 (scored on separate rubric)

(2x possible points)

1 - 2

3 – 4

5 - 6

7 - 8

9 - 10