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Ed.S. - School Administration (K-12 District Level Administrator)

Program Description:

The 66 credit hour maximum educational specialist degree (Ed.S.) is regarded as an intermediate practitioner’s degree and as such, is a continuation of work completed in pursuit of the master of education.

The degree may serve as an avenue to professionalize the Elementary or Secondary School Administration License and/or it may qualify the student for the Indiana Standard Superintendent’s License and/or leadership positions in education. The objective of the degree is to develop those skills and competencies needed to serve in positions of leadership in school or district situations.

The distinct features of the program include:

Graduate Students

  • A program that is designed to build seamlessly upon previous graduate coursework and licensure professionalization such that previous graduate coursework is often applied toward the 66 credit-hour requirement.
  • Blended distance education delivered program via interactive television and/or the Web augmented by on-campus Saturday sessions three times per semester.
  • Designed to serve public and private sector working professionals for positions of leadership in either setting.
  • Recognized field internship experience learning first-hand the work of district administration.
  • Linkages with large network of alumni for mentoring and support, many of whom have won statewide honors for their work.
  • ISLLC and Indiana Professional Standards guided curriculum.
  • Rolling admission (students can start any semester or during the summer).
  • Scholarship and grant opportunities available to help you to fund your degree.

Information on course substitutions:

Up to 39 hours of previous graduate coursework may be substitutable for select courses in the 66 credit hour Ed.S. curriculum. As such, students often complete their Ed.S. degree in as little as 15 months. Your specific circumstance will be evaluated by a member of the faculty at the time of admission.