Educational Specialist in Education Administration

Admission Requirements

For admission to the Education Specialist program, the student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. The student must meet the following requirements:

  • A master’s degree in education administration with a minimum 3.5 GPA at the graduate level from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of five years of successful teaching and/or administration experience in P-12 schools, including at least one year of successful administrative experience
  • A letter of interest stating the applicant’s interest in the Ed.S. program
  • A current resume, including the names of and contact information for at least 2 professional references

General Requirements

The Education Specialist program requires a minimum of 30 credits, distributed as listed below to complete. Students must complete the minimum semester hours identified in each area. The courses used to meet the minimum requirements may be taken during the master’s degree or educational specialist program. In general, the program of study for the Education Specialist in Education Administration is as follows:

Educational Specialist in Education Administration
Applied Educational Statistics
The student must have successfully completed a master’s level education statistics course prior to being accepted into the program or complete EDUC 6610 as an elective in the Ed.S. program.
Education Administrative Concentration Courses
EDLA 6643School Personnel Administration3
EDLA 6662The Superintendency3
EDLA 6664Public School Monetary Policy3
EDLA 7720Legal and Ethical Issues in Educational Organizations3
EDLA 7721Educational Policy and Governance3
EDLA 7723Educational Planning and Evaluation3
EDLA 7724Data Informed Instructional Leadership3
Students may select from courses offered in the doctoral program or as determined in consultation with their academic advisor.6
Field Experience
EDLA 7737Practicum3
Total Credits30