Master of Education in Administration

If you're service-oriented and passionate about education, this program could be the right fit for you. The Online Master of Education in Administration degree is designed to develop your skills so that you can lead organizations effectively, design and implement programs for student achievement, and build community support while working as a principal or superintendent.

Fun Fact: The M.Ed. in Administration delivered online was the first and is still the largest fully-online graduate program at Lamar University.

 This degree and certification prepares you for:

  • organizational leadership and decision-making
  • design and implementation of instruction for student achievement
  • management of an organization and its operations
  • human resource development
  • building parent involvement and community support

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree is required.
  • GPA scores a major consideration for admission.
  • Must meet graduate college requirements, department requirements and be accepted by our graduate committee.

*Lamar Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transfer credit.

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Program Length:   30 Hours

Tuition and Fees:

$733.47 (3-hour) Tuition

Additional Fees

Distance Learning Fee $150
University Service Fee $111
Athletic Fee $31.74

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.


For candidates seeking professional certification as a superintendent, principal, school counselor, school librarian, or an educational diagnostician, each educator preparation program shall provide a practicum, as defined in TAC §228.2. Candidates are admitted to the practicum when all admission requirements have been met.

Candidates are required to log a total of 160 practicum hours conducted in authentic school settings in a public or private school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose.

In addition, each candidate is required to secure a campus mentor.  A campus mentor is a campus principal or designee who will observe and evaluate candidate practicum experiences. The campus mentor holds an administrative/principal certification and is serving in a leadership position at the site where the practicum will be conducted. The mentor will collaborate with candidate to develop practicum plan and action research project for the candidate and will facilitate the completion of the activities outlined in the practicum plan. In addition, the campus mentor will work with Lamar University faculty to ensure that candidate completes program requirements.