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Admission Process

The cost of attendance at A&M-Texarkana is very affordable. Cost for program depends on program choice: 1) principal certification only (18 SCH) or 2) Master’s of Education in Education Leadership degree with principal certification (30 SCH/4 more courses). If seeking a second Master’s, at times course work from previous Master’s degree may substitute for degree courses. Contact Dr. Trisha Gerrish Ray for approval. Refer to link for current-year tuition rates at “graduate two-year tuition & fee schedule”.  For Financial Aid information please click here.

Eligibility Requirements:

To apply for principal certification, you must have 1) two years of teaching by the time you apply for your certification at the end of the program, 2) and letter of support (download), also located on application, to be signed by your principal at your school.

Admission Process:

Candidates must complete all steps prior to admission to the program and starting coursework. Steps include 1) application to university, 2) principal program application (Tk20), and 3) program application documents.  Prior to applying, you will need to determine if you want to do principal certification only or certification and Master’s degree (see above).  Please contact graduate.studies@tamut.edu or call (903) 223-3129 if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

  1. University Application: Go to link to apply. Create account as instructed. Complete application as a “Graduate” student. If applying for Master’s degree and principal certification - on page 5, scroll down and select “Master of Education majoring in Education Leadership”. If applying for principal certification only – on page 5, scroll down and select “Non Degree”. Select term you plan to start coursework and select “Principal as Instructional Leader certification” as concentration. There is a $30 application fee.
  2. Principal Program Application: At the same time that you apply to graduate studies, please apply to the certification program per Texas Education Agency requirement through Tk20 link. Scroll to bottom and click on “admissions”. Create account and complete “Principal” application. There is no charge to complete the application. However, please note, when you submit this application, a non-refundable $35 application fee will be added to your student account.
  3. Application Documents:
    • Have official transcripts sent to admissions office. Do this early as delayed transcripts slow down the admissions process.
    • Schedule zoom interview with program coordinator.
    • Official TOEFL scores taken within the last two years (international students only).

For information regarding the MEd with principal certification or the principal certification-only programs, contact Dr. Trisha Gerrish Ray at Trisha.Ray@tamut.edu. 

NOTE: Upon receipt of program admission, candidates must formally accept admission on Tk20 per Texas Education Agency requirements.

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