Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency Online
Attain the skills and qualifications you need to serve as a superintendent and influence positive change throughout the district in the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program.
Learn more about our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Superintendent program
The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Superintendency at Arkansas State University offers educators a program designed to improve their general educational and specific professional competencies as leaders in the public school systems. This 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.
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.
This program requires Live Text.
As a graduate of this online program, you will build upon your educational administration expertise and be prepared to serve in roles such as:
- Assistant Superintendent
- Assistant Superintendent
A-State offers a variety of post-graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online post-graduate programs.
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Experience the value of our affordable 100% online program
Our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.
Our course schedule is designed for flexibility
Our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.
Please note that the internship course lasts a full semester and only starts in Fall 1 and Spring 1 of terms.
Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.
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Check out the qualifications for our online Ed.S. in Ed. Leadership, Superintendency program
Students who are interested in our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution and three years of teaching experience. Review full admission requirements below. At this time, International students may not be accepted into any Educational Leadership program – only students with a valid US teaching license that are working in a US school district are eligible for this program.
- Online application
- Master's degree
- Valid teaching license
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
- A standard active teaching license as a Building-Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator
- Three years of experience as a certified teacher in an educational institution
- One year of building-level or curriculum/program administrative experience
- A written commitment from a practicing central office administrator who will serve as a mentor during this program. View acceptable mentors (PDF)
Note: If you have a 3.0-3.24 GPA, you must make a grade of B or better during the first 12 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.
Application submission requirements
- Complete online application, including the mentor form
- Pay the nonrefundable $30 fee
- Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution. For this program, we will only need an official transcript that shows your conferred master's degree
Submit all documents to:A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467
Email: [email protected]
While not required for admission, Teacher/Leader Effectiveness Credentials will be required prior to registering for your first course.
Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure and it is up to the Student to confirm if the program will meet the needs for licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in States and to find relevant State Agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a State does not guarantee the program will meet State licensure requirements.
Additional required documents
As part of the student's portfolio, the following information is required to be completed prior to registering for the 3rd term (second semester):
- Video Essay
- Writing Sample
These additional documents are not required to render an admissions decision.
- Email a written Letter of Appeal and GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial) to [email protected]
Up to 9 graduate hours from A-State or other higher education institutions may be credited toward a program subject to department approval. No course can be older than six years by graduation time. The course must have been taken at the level of the program you are seeking. To request prior credit be evaluated, please complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.
Take a look at online education classes
Students pursuing this Ed.S. program must complete the following 10 courses (30 credit hours).
For the superintendent track the internship will be the 14-week course separated into two seven-week courses.