Jan 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership, MEd

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jerry Burkett, Dal 1, Room 331, Phone: 972-338-1815, Email: Jerry.Burkett@untdallas.edu

Admission Procedures

  1. Submit the following to Graduate Admissions:
  1. Graduate School Application for Admission (apply online at www.applytexas.org)
  2. Complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended


 2. Submit the following admissions packet to the Education Administration Office (EDLE) program office. Students seeking on-time registration need to submit the completed application packet by August 1 for Fall semester; December 1 for Spring semester; April 1 for Summer semester.

  1. Program Application form - indicate Master’s and Principal Certification
  2. Essay Form
  3. Code of Ethics Agreement
  4. Interview with the Program Coordinator


Admission Standards

  • Applicants must have at least 3.25 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work leading to the bachelor’s degree, or a 3.00 GPA on all undergraduate work toward the bachelor’s degree, 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.


Major Courses

Courses must be taken prior to Professional Courses.



The course below must be taken after core is completed.

Final Course




  • * Courses are for Principal Certification only
  • **EDAD 5500 must be taken fall or spring semester prior to graduation.
  • ***EDAD 5700 must be final course taken in the final semester. Students must apply in advance by the appropriate deadline as stated on the application. Students cannot take EDAD 5700 and EDAD 5500 in the same semester. The Practicum (EDAD 5500) must be taken prior to the final course (EDAD 5700) for students seeking principal certification.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25.