Educational Administration & Supervision, EdS

Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education

Vision Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to develop effective visionary, intellectual, and moral leaders who can cause positive change in education to promote the success of all students. The department's degree and endorsement programs have a distinctive metropolitan education orientation. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a master of science degree (MS) as well as non-degree administration endorsement programs for students who have completed a master's degree. The department also provides a doctoral degree in education (EdD).

Program Contact Information

Kay Keiser, EdD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
312 Roskens Hall (RH) 
402.554.2721
kkeiser@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: February 1

Program-Specific Requirements

An applicant for admission to the Specialist in Education degree in the Department of Educational Leadership must have earned at least a master's degree from an accredited institution and an administrative endorsement.

  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.  Minimum scores for this program are:

    • 550 written TOEFL, 80 internet-based TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS,or 53 PTE
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Three letters of recommendation; one letter must be from current supervisor confirming applicant's school administrative role. 
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A 1-2 page document describing relevant professional roles and experience as well as career goals for the EdS.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
    • Three samples, including one with a reference section (or thesis/specialist field project)
  • Administration certificate

Together with previous graduate work, the candidate's course of study must total a minimum of 69 graduate semester hours with 30 hours meeting the time limit requirement for graduate degrees. The program of study must be approved
by the department and the dean for Graduate Studies, and include a minimum of 15 semester hours after admission to the EdS program.

Other Program-Related Information

This is a terminal degree and if an EdD is planned at any time in the future, advising to the best degree path should take place before application.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
EDL 8560SCHOOL FINANCE1
EDL 8620SCHOOL PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT3
EDL 9310ISSUES IN STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS1
EDL 9320LEGAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION1
EDL 9330ISSUES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS1
EDL 9550SYMPOSIUM ON SCHOOL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 9650PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS3
EDL 9980SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONL ADMINISTRATION3
EDL 9200ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3
EDL 9110FIELD PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3
Elective Courses
EDL 8000SPECIAL STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 8100INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3-6
EDL 8400ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
or EDL 8410 SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
EDL 8800SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY3