Online Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Principalship
The College of Education offers educators several specialist programs designed to improve their general educational and specific professional competencies as school system leaders. Our esteemed faculty developed the program to provide additional training, beyond a Master's, based on recommendations from professional organizations and accrediting associations. Candidates complete performance-based activities in P–12 school sites and related learning.
The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master's degree program can apply to an Arkansas State University doctoral degree in education, allowing you to earn that degree in less time.
Graduates of the Education Specialist degree are working in key leadership positions as superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, directors and curriculum supervisors in school districts throughout the country. Prospective students seeking licensure must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
This program requires Live Text.
As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.
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Course for Those Seeking Arkansas Licensure
Applicants seeking an Arkansas teaching license by reciprocity who hold a valid license from another state in Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) must meet an Arkansas History requirement by documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit-hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university OR a 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS. Applicants holding a valid license in areas other the four mentioned above do not have to meet the Arkansas History requirement. HIST 3083 History of Arkansas (offered in summer terms only) meets the Arkansas history requirement.