Master of Education Accelerated Leadership

Transforming Education through Expert Leadership

The Accelerated School Leadership Program is a rigorous master's degree designed to prepare educators for a variety of leadership positions in preK-12 schools. Our alumni are principals, instructional coaches, and curriculum specialists who are making a difference in the lives of the students they serve.



M.Ed. Accelerated School Leadership

M.Ed. Accelerated School Leadership

Application Deadlines for the Summer 2019-2020 Cohort

Applications for 2019-2020 will open August 1, 2019
Priority Admissions Deadline   March 1, 2020
   Students notified by March 16, 2020
Final Admissions Deadline April 15, 2020
Scholarship Application Deadline May 1, 2020
   Students notified by May 15, 2020

“The professors have so much knowledge and experience that you learn from them in every single class; it's priceless.”

– Anson Jackson, student

The Program

The Accelerated School Leadership Program is a rigorous 30 hour degree program designed to prepare educators for a variety of leadership positions in pre-K through grade-12 public, charter, private secular, and religious schools. The curriculum is designed in accordance with Texas principal certification requirements and national standards for principal preparation. To this end, the program offers the following unique features.

• Instructional Leadership Courses with a focus on Literacy and STEM
• Field-based projects (internship experiences) integrated throughout the program and completed on each student's campus of employment
• A cohort model allowing the student to complete the M.Ed. program in 14 months.
• A focus on ensuring that all graduates have the knowledge and skills to evaluate the impact of their leadership on the schools in which they serve. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Structure

This program begins in June and ends the following July. During the fall and spring academic terms, students take courses, plus an internship (Field Studies).  The  Field Studies course each semester involves internship activities on the student's campus of employment.  During the final summer, students take one additional course and complete their Capstone paper.


This program offers reduced tuition and merit-based scholarships are available. Students are eligible to apply for financial aid.


Roxanne Burleson, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Program Director

W. Les Black, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor

Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Ph.D., Professor

Skip Moran, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty

Alexandra Pavlakis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor