Nov 13, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, MEd

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Department Advisors:

Dr. Jerry Burkett, Dal 1 201P
(P) 972.338.1815

Ms. Genell McClendon, Dal 1 201M
(P) 972.338.1364   

Admission Procedures

  1. Submit the following to Graduate Admissions:
    1. Graduate School Application for Admission (apply online at
    2. Complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    3. Official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Service (allow three to four weeks for the test to be received by Graduate Admissions)
  2. Submit the following admissions packet to the Education Administration Office (EDAM) program office. Students seeking on-time registration need to submit the completed application packet by the first Friday in: July for Fall semester; December for Spring semester; April for Summer semester.
    1. Program Application form - indicate Master’s and Principal Certification
    2. Essay Form
    3. Supervisor Recommendation Form
    4. Resume

Admission Standards

  • Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work prior to receiving the bachelor’s degree, or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work, to be considered for unconditional admission to graduate studies at UNT Dallas. Applicants who have already completed a master’s degree must have at least at 3.4 GPA on the master’s or meet the undergraduate GPA standards.
    (Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet the above criteria.)
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants must hold at least a provisional teacher certificate.
  • Applicants must have at least two (2) years creditable teaching experience in K-12 public or private schools.

Recommended Course Sequence for MEd in Educational Leadership

Degree and Certification plans are prepared in the EDAD 5300 course. After the student has completed the four core courses, the student may apply for Internship (EDAD 5500). Once the student is enrolled in the internship, the faculty Internship Supervisor becomes the advisor for the remainder of the program. In preparing the degree plan, a student may transfer up to six (6) semester hours of course work from another institution with advisor and Graduate Admissions permission. Students have six years to complete the degree. Work that is more than six years old at the time of your graduation cannot be counted toward the Master’s degree. Students must apply for graduation in the final semester of course work in order to receive the degree.  Students completing the entire sequence of course work will be eligible to take the TExES principal exam and be recommended for certification through the Texas Education Agency/State Board of Education Certification (SBEC).  The University of North Texas at Dallas is an approved principal certification program of the Texas Education Agency.

Core Courses (Courses must be taken prior to Professional Courses)
EDAD 5300 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
EDAD 5330 - The Principalship
EDAD 5380 - Accountability, Assessment, and Evaluation
EDAD 5680 - Leadership of the K-12 Curriculum

EDAD 5500 - Internship (after core is completed)
Students must apply for the internship in advance by the appropriate deadline as stated on the application. Internship must be taken prior to the Practicum course for students seeking principal certification.

Professional Courses
EDAD 5610 - Communications and Public Relations
EDAD 5390 - Campus Level School Law
EDAD 5620 - Leadership for Student Educational Services
EDAD 5640 - School Finance

Final Course
EDAD 5700 - Practicum in Educational Leadership (Must be final course taken in the final semester) Students must apply for the practicum in advance by the appropriate deadline as stated on the application.  Students cannot take the practicum (5700) and the internship (EDAD 5500) in the same semester.  Internship must be taken prior to the Practicum course for students seeking principal certification.

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