As little as 18 months
$288 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.
The Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Superintendency offers educators a program designed to improve their general educational and specific professional competencies as leaders in the public school systems. The Specialist Degree program is designed to provide study beyond the Master's degree. Candidates complete performance-based activities in P-12 school sites and related settings. Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework. Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. Students will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator. This program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
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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.
A consideration of systems and procedures for accounting, budget planning and preparation, auditing, purchasing, and bonding.
An examination of the effective performance patterns for school district superintendents with emphasis given to the relationships among the local board of education, superintendent, school personnel, and the community.
An examination of emerging professional responsibilities and ethical practices, current selection, retention, and promotion practices, and designs for salary schedules and fringe benefits.
This course examines various techniques of program analysis and evaluation for individual schools and for the total school system.
Analysis of significant contemporary issues confronting American education.
A study of current curriculum innovations and their underlying theoretical bases. Emphasis is given to current research on effective schools and to the translation of effective curriculum designs into practice.
A comprehensive study of educational facilities, transportation, and food service programs for school district administrators. Administrators learn to use data logically and systematically to provide effective services and make decisions.
Assist professional educators in their role of providing safe, appropriate, and aesthetic learning environments for students.
Supervised participation in an approved administrative and supervisory setting. Permission of department chair; must be arranged one semester in advanced of registration.
Provides the candidate with sustained hands-on clinical experiences in the field of educational administration throughout the program of study. The experiences will focus on authentic problems and activities that require candidates to demonstrate leadership skills and practices integral to the performance of the district level administrator. In addition, candidates will establish networks with stakeholders at the local, district, state, and national levels.