Educational leader in superintendency

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.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview

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.

Additional documents

Textbook Information (.PDF)

This program requires Live Text.

State Program Approvals (.PDF)

As a graduate of this online program, you will build upon your educational administration expertise and be prepared to serve in roles such as:

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of post-graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online post-graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $10,200
Program Duration: As few as 18 months
Credit Hours 30


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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.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $10,200


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.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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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.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Master's degree
  • Valid teaching license

Admission requirements

  • 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 9 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.

Application submission requirements

  • Complete online application
  • 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

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

Additional information

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.

Appeals process

  • Email a written Letter of Appeal and GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial) to [email protected]

Transfer credits

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).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

For the superintendent track the internship will be the 14-week course separated into two seven-week courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A consideration of systems and procedures for accounting, budget planning and preparation, auditing, purchasing, and bonding.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of emerging professional responsibilities and ethical practices, current selection, retention, and promotion practices, and designs for salary schedules and fringe benefits.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines various techniques of program analysis and evaluation for individual schools and for the total school system.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of significant contemporary issues confronting American education.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of diverse cultural backgrounds represented in the nation’s schools. Emphasis is placed on understanding educational and cultural issues along with identifying agencies and programs that are designed to facilitate and nurture learning environments.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Assist professional educators in their role of providing safe, appropriate, and aesthetic learning environments for students.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Supervised participation in an approved administrative and supervisory setting. Permission of department chair; must be arranged one semester in advanced of registration. Note: This is the last course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the relationship of culture, law, and policy as applied to educational settings.
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 than 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.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An advanced survey of Arkansas history from prehistoric times to the present with an emphasis on political, economic, and social/cultural themes. Required of BSE Social Science majors.

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