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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the departmental mission?

The Department of Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Commerce prepares graduates for teaching, service and leadership roles in a variety of educational, business, governmental and industrial contexts.

What is the departmental vision?

The Department of Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Commerce envisions exemplary programs that challenge highly-qualified students to excel in their respective disciplines and careers through engagement in a rigorous and transformative learning environment linking theory to practice while expanding the knowledge base of the learner, the profession, and the respective academic discipline

What are the departmental Beliefs?

  • We believe that faculty lead by example.
  • We believe that department success is directly attributable to individual program quality and competitiveness.
  • We believe that high-quality programs are achieved through faculty expectations that instill academic rigor, specific measurable outcomes, student accountability, and deliberate evaluation and feedback.
  • We believe that faculty have a major role in mentoring student entry into the ranks of academia.

When will my application be reviewed for admission?

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Depending on the time of year, it takes approximately one month to process an application. However, once the application deadline has passed, applications will be reviewed somewhat more quickly.

How many students are normally accepted into each program? What is the rate of acceptance?

There is no limit in the acceptance rate. Applicants are accepted/rejected based upon their credentials.

How do I apply to financial aid?

First complete and return the Free Application for Student Financial Aid to the Department of Education. Second check with the school's financial aid department to complete any required documentation. Then complete and return all required forms to the financial aid office of the particular college/university.

For more information, visit How to Apply for Financial Aid.

Can I check My Admission Status?

You can check your admission status online through our My Leo system.

Just click on "Registration/Student Information Access". Enter your Student I.D. number (Social Security Number). Your initial PIN number will be your six-digit birth date (MMDDYY). You will be asked to change this PIN number to another six digit number.

Under "Student Records" click on "Application Status". Select the term for which you have applied.

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