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Educational Administration

The Master of Education degree in Educational Administration is designed to provide knowledge and skills to professionals in preparation for school leadership positions and to provide a program of courses that satisfies requirements for certification as a principal. Graduate students may pursue a master's degree in educational administration with principal certification (must pass TExES 068 exam) or a master’s degree in General Leadership.

Professionals who hold a graduate degree and who have taught a minimum of two years in an accredited school can complete the principal certification program leading to principal certification upon successful passing of the TExES 068 exam. Additionally, UHV's program also offers a Superintendent Certification program which prepares professionals to be leaders at the highest level in school leadership as school district superintendents in Texas. Candidates must also successfully pass TExES 064 exam to attain superintendent certification.

Both master’s-level programs are delivered on the UHV campus in Victoria and at the UH System teaching centers in Katy. Request more information about the degree or program that aligns with your career goals.


The mission of the University of Houston-Victoria's Educational Administration program is to develop leaders who advance ethics, excellence, and the highest educational standards in our society's schools.

Degrees and Certifications

Educational Leadership and Principal Certification

The Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision (ELAS) program offers a Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with a concentration in Educational Leadership, which includes preparation for the Principal certificate. Candidates for Principal Certification must have valid Texas teaching certificate and a minimum of two years of teaching experience in accredited schools.

General Leadership

For interested in advancing their knowledge and credentials related to educational leadership who are not interested in pursuing principal licensure, UHV offers a Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with a concentration in General Leadership. It is important to note that this degree offers no path to certification, principal or otherwise.

Superintendent Certification

The Educational Leadership Administration & Supervision (ELAS) Department also offers preparation for Superintendent Certification. Courses are offered in a rotation basis allowing students to complete their coursework in one year.