Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

This degree plan is designed specifically for the candidate who wishes to work in a leadership position in an instructional setting that does not require principal certification. These leadership positions include, but are not limited to, positions in schools, agencies, businesses, or organizations.

Candidates seeking admission to a graduate program in the Department of Educational Leadership  must meet the basic requirements of Graduate Admissions specified in the Admission section of this catalog. Please, contact the Department of Educational Leadership for additional requirements: Box 2119, Huntsville, Texas, 77341 or by phone (936) 294-1147 or email

Please submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Admission preference given to individuals with a GPA of 3.0 and higher within the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  5. One Reference Form from a supervisor
  6. Personal Essay
  7. Optional: Official GRE scores (280 minimum)

Course Prerequisites are strictly observed.

This degree requires completion of thirty-six hours of graduate credit.  A comprehensive examination is required during the final semester of coursework.  The degree plan originates in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership
EDAD 5332Adm & Org Of Public Schools3
EDAD 5386Spc Populations & Spc Programs3
INSL 5378Curriculum Planning3
INSL 6390Eval for Instructional Leaders3
INSL 5379Methods of Research3
INSL 6360Learning Theory of Educational Leadership3
INSL 6368Instructional Supervision3
INSL 6372Practicum In Instructnl Ldrshp 13
Select four 5000 or above approved courses 212
Total Hours36

INSL 6372 is the last course to be taken in the sequence of courses. It may be taken with one or two other courses.


Selections should be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.