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Educational Leadership

West Texas A&M University

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Educational Leadership at West Texas A&M University is a fully online Ed.D. degree program that has two tracks.

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Track one of Educational Leadership at West Texas A&M University  prepares individuals to lead rural schools and to teach educational leadership within a university setting. Track two prepares individuals for leadership positions within higher education and educational organizations. Although the program focuses on rural school leadership, both tracks equip educational leaders with a wide variety of tools to lead in any school district, of any size, and in any location. 

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Distinguished program characteristics require 60 hours of courses that include an interdisciplinary curriculum, an emphasis on action research, the opportunity for a high impact experiential residency, and an endowed scholars program. Candidates who qualify can transfer in 12 hours of transfer credit and/or competency credit into the three-year program. The residency requirement will be satisfied when the candidate completes a minimum of 48 hours of classes at WTAMU. This satisfies the residency requirement from the Graduate School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Demographics of Rural Communities
  • Executive Administrative Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Executive Instructional Leadership
  • Data Analysis / Research Statistics
  • Quantitative Research

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General requirements

  • WTAMU Graduate School application and application fee. Please note we do not require the Texas Common Application.
  • A letter of intent (no more than 500 words).
  • A writing artifact is required
  • Curriculum vitae/resume that describes the applicant’s education and professional experience;
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant providing evidence of a master’s degree in education or related field;
  • A minimum of 3.25 GPA in graduate courses. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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