The School Leadership program is designed to prepare candidates as innovative and transformational school leaders of elementary, middle, or high schools in today’s school settings. Emphasis is given to the development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of school leaders in a rapidly changing educational context. Candidates will pursue courses in school leadership, instructional leadership, school law and policy, as well as courses in management, finance, design, and innovations in teaching and learning. An extensive, school-based clinical practice experience will be provided in partnership with the candidate’s local school district. The Master of Education degree in School Leadership may be earned by completing 36 credit hours. Upon completion of coursework, clinical practice, and the requisite state certification exam, students will receive Texas’ Principal certificate.
The course of study includes:
|Course ID||Course Title|
|ELED 5390||Educational Leadership|
|ELED 5391||School Management and Finance|
|ELED 5392||Leadership in Elementary and Secondary Schools|
|ELED 5393||Research, Assessment and Data-Driven Decision Making|
|ELED 5394||Clinical Practice—Leadership|
|ELED 5395||Instructional and Curricular Leadership|
|ELED 6390||School Law and Policy Analysis|
|ELED 6393||Community Building and Civic Engagement|
|ELED 6394||Systems Design and Implementation|
|ELED 6395||Innovations in Teaching and Learning|
|ELED 6693||Clinical Practice—Advanced Internship|
Admission to the Master of Education in School Leadership
Interested candidates must receive an initial recommendation from their respective school district or charter organization in order to apply for the program. Once recommended, candidates will complete the online application for graduate studies, including the provision of letters of recommendation, GRE scores (if applicable), and an official transcript. All candidates will be scheduled for a phone interview with a panel of assessors. Candidates who demonstrate a readiness for leadership in the program will then be invited to participate in a daylong leadership simulation held at the university. Once all elements of the admission process are completed, the twenty members of the cohort will be selected, in partnership with their nominating district/charter organization, and offered admissions to the program.
Military and Experience Policy
In accordance with 19 TAC 228.35(a)(5), the Department of Education at Trinity University evaluates, and may accept, military service, training, or education toward fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Military service, training, or education must be directly related to the certificate being sought and may not take the place of certification examinations. To be eligible, individuals must meet one or both of the following requirements:
- Honorably discharged from the U.S. military, or
- Completed a minimum of two years of service in the U.S. military and have been discharged as a result of a service-related disability.
Applicants should include a Joint Services Transcript or other verifiable documentation of military service, training, or education with their application to graduate study.
Applicants who are not military service members or military veterans can request the Department of Education to evaluate previous service, training, or education toward fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Service, training, or education may not count as part of internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements, must be directly related to the certificate being sought, and must be provided by an approved EPP or accredited institution of higher education within the past five years. Applicants should include official transcripts or other verifiable documentation with their application to graduate study.
For more information, contact Dr. Laura Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 999-7598.