Texas Tech University

Educational Leadership Masters

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The Educational Leadership program faculty are involved in a number of ongoing “university - K-12 school partnership” activities to directly serve the leadership development of regional K-12 educators, including: EDLD Summer Leadership Institute; and the new LISD - TTU Principal Fellows Program.

Attention New Educational Leadership Master's Applicants: The new TExES Principal 268 test will contain both multiple-choice and constructed-response items and become operational December 2018. Candidates will also be required to successfully complete the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) in 2019. In preparation for the new TExES Principal Assessment roll out, the Educational Leadership program will not be accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester.

Accepted applicants will begin either SUMMER 2018 or FALL 2018.

Program Overview

The Educational Leadership (EDLD) Program offers graduate degrees and administrator certification preparation programs to prepare individuals to serve in a variety of administrative leadership positions in K-12 schools and school districts. The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program prepares individuals for executive leadership positions in K-12 school districts and for teaching positions in university settings.

TechLEAD Masters of Education in Educational Leadership Course Sequence

Download the TechLEAD Masters of Education in Educational Leadership Course Sequence pdf

Degrees Offered

Master's of Education in Educational Leadership and Principal Professional Certification Preparation Program

Blended Delivery: Online Coursework Including Blackboard Collaborate, EDLD Faculty may require you to travel to regional sites (i.e., Lubbock, Marble Falls, Fredericksburg) for cohort meetings or as part of internship requirements.

Teacher Leadership Certificate

Career Opportunities With This Degree

Master's - Texas Tech University's Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Principal Professional Certification Preparation Program is designed for working teachers interested in pursuing careers as elementary or secondary school principals in Texas.

Teacher Leadership Certificate - The Teacher Leadership Certificate is designed to hone the skills of teachers in instructional leadership, data-driven decision making and communication, communication, and mentoring.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the program can be started

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and the Teacher Leadership Certificate program accept applicants on an ongoing basis. As such, applicants can be accepted to start either the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership or the Teacher Leadership Certificate during any semester (Fall, Spring, Summer I, or Summer II).

Applicants are required to hold teacher's certification and two years of teaching experience at the time of application.*

* Applicants who have one full year as a full-time, certified professional teacher (elementary or secondary) at the time of application will also be considered for admission if they can provide evidence that they will be continuing into their second year of full-time teaching in the form of a recommendation from their current principal.

Estimated Hours to Completion

Master's - 36 hours

Teacher Leadership Certificate - 15 hours

Allowable Transfer Hours

Master's - 6 hours

Teacher Leadership Certificate - 3 hours


No hard deadline. Rolling Admissions

Graduate School Application Basics

Visit the Graduate Application Process page for more information.

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.


Pam Smith
Senior Analyst

Dr. Fernando Valle
Educational Leadership Program Coordinator