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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration (EdS)

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This individualized 45-credit post-master’s degree program is intended to upgrade the knowledge and abilities of supervisors and administrative personnel from schools, post-secondary organizations and training agencies who regard themselves as instructional or organizational leaders and managers. Principal, program administrator, and superintendent certification can be earned as part of this degree program.

Course work is in the areas of administration, organization and management; law and policy; research and evaluation; instructional leadership; values; and electives. Required courses are identified based on prior graduate course work matched to certification requirements and/or other student interests.

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission with non-refundable $55 application fee. (Application fee waived for SU alumni.)
  • Evidence of master’s degree in a field of education, with the prerequisite courses from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in all graduate-level course work calculated from transcripts submitted for any regionally accredited institution. Applicants with a GPA between 3.00 and 3.25 who have received a strong endorsement from their supervisory administrator(s), may apply, but are required to submit official scores from the GRE or the MAT by the application deadline, and have a personal interview. Test scores must be from tests taken within the last five years.
  • Two recommendations from supervisors within the past five years using the College of Education Recommendation forms
  • Interview with the program director with an on-site writing sample
  • Résumé reflecting at least one year’s successful relevant work experience
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation form

Contact the program director for further details about the educational specialist degree in educational administration.

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