Educational Administration & Supervision, EdS
Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education
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)
Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
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 United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined 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.
- 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.
|EDL 8560||SCHOOL FINANCE||1|
|EDL 8620||SCHOOL PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT||3|
|EDL 9310||ISSUES IN STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS||1|
|EDL 9320||LEGAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION||1|
|EDL 9330||ISSUES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS||1|
|EDL 9550||SYMPOSIUM ON SCHOOL LEADERSHIP||3|
|EDL 9650||PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS||3|
|EDL 9980||SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION||3|
|EDL 9200||ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION||3|
|EDL 9110||FIELD PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION||3|
|EDL 8000||SPECIAL STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP||3|
|EDL 8100||INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP||3-6|
|EDL 8400||ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP||3|
|or EDL 8410||SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP|
|EDL 8800||SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY||3|