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Education Leadership

The Education Leadership department at Texas A&M University-Texarkana primarily serves PreK-12 education in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and beyond. The department houses both a Master of Education program, with principal certification, and Doctor of Education Scholars of Practice program. In addition, the principal certification and superintendent certification programs are also offered to those already holding master’s degrees and prior certifications.

Education Leadership faculty members are dedicated to addressing the needs of our diverse student population by offering courses in ways that are mindful of students’ time, economic, and geographic constraints.  Our master’s and certification programs are offered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of today’s learners. Our Doctor of Education degree is Web-Enhanced, combining the best of traditional models with best practices in online learning. This program was designed to meet the needs of today’s professionals while still providing the support and interaction needed for effective learning at this level.

 Our programs admit students every Fall semester, with the Master of Education degree taking approximately one and a half years to complete and the doctoral degree taking approximately 3 years. The superintendent program is completed in two consecutive semesters.

What You’ll Learn from Us

The department of Education Leadership is proud to offer the following programs:

What You’ll Do Here

The mission of the department of Education Leadership is to be an advocate for all master and doctoral candidates both inside and outside the classroom. We propose to do this by effectively preparing candidates for campus and executive leadership roles in PreK-12 education. This is done with a focus on the diverse and changing needs of stakeholders, schools and educational organizations.


Our graduates are employed in a variety of educational and agency settings. Some of the positions held by our alumni include

  • principals
  • superintendents
  • agency administrators
  • academic administrators
  • finance officers
  • counselors
  • teachers
  • librarians
  • coaches
  • college professors
  • deans and department chairs
  • corporate training professionals


For more information, contact Dr. Sara Lawrence, Associate Dean of CASE, sara.lawrence@tamut.edu (903-223-3095) for doctoral and principal programs and Dr. Kathy Lease klease@tamut.edu (903) 334-6686 for superintendent programs.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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