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Education Specialist in Educational Administration — Superintendent/District Administrator online

Complete Coursework: In as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $15,000

Program Overview


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The Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online program provides students with an advanced knowledge base that is grounded by current theory, research, and wisdoms of professional practice.

This 100% online program offers a student-focused approach to the practical application of advanced theoretical concepts, specialized professional skills, and technical knowledge. Students will learn from faculty with extensive experience as practitioners in the field, with coursework customized to reflect evolving administrative trends, delivered in an accelerated online format to meet the needs of working educators.

The program provides a path to administrator licensure. It is designed to increase competencies and satisfy certification requirements to prepare for new roles with increased responsibilities.


Graduates of the Ed.S. in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online program will:

  • Develop advanced specialized professional skills for present and/or anticipated future professional leadership positions
  • Apply theoretical concepts relating to the professional and ethical role of the practitioner
  • Gain a background in research and statistical methodology to provide a utilitarian understanding of applied research for informed decision-making
  • Acquire skills in writing policies, understanding hiring practices, and professional coaching

Applicants who do not live in Wisconsin are advised to confirm requirements for licensure in their state.

Courses

In order to earn the Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including a minimum 180-hour administrative internship. All courses, except the internship, are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of our Ed.S. in Ed Admin – Superintendent/District Administrator Online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online degree program must hold a principal's license and a master's degree in education from an accredited institution with a minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75. The requirements include written evidence (via current resume or CV) of three years of teaching experience or the equivalent.

To learn more about our Ed.S. in Ed Admin – Superintendent/District Administrator online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition cost for the Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online degree program is the same affordable price for students who reside in-state or out-of-state. Students pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $56 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our Ed.S. in Ed Admin – Superintendent/District Administrator online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online students, there are multiple start dates each year on the academic calendar. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay for tuition for their desired program start date. You can be Superior any time of the year.

TTo see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Ed.S. in Ed Admin – Superintendent/District Administrator online, view calendar.

Courses


For the Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours. Students must take the following courses:

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Comprehensive study of K-12 instructional and non-instructional personnel planning, information management, recruitment, selection, induction, appraisal, staff development, compensation, continuity of service, collective bargaining, grievance procedures, and employee contract administration.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the role and responsibilities of the school superintendent with emphasis on the job competency needed for that leadership role. Topics focus on school improvement through organizational and instructional leadership, assessment and long-range planning, political theory and skills, crisis management, and careful allocation of district resources.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the principles, techniques and procedures used in planning of educational facilities in K-12 systems. Emphasis on the assessment of needs, involvement in the planning process, development of educational specifications, long-range planning, and financing. Risk management and insurance issues are covered within the knowledge base.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the administrative responsibility for successful diverse community relations with emphasis on the process, principles, channels, opinion sampling, and evolving concepts of communication. A program will be developed including policy, objectives, defining publics, determining media, timing and feedback.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the theory and practice of school finance at the local, state and national levels. Emphasis on the economics of education, public finance, and taxation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on ethics in public life among professionals, leaders and citizens. Particular emphasis given to political, cultural, business, computer and legal ethics for school leaders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the governance structure of education. Focuses on the roles of various political factors and special interest groups in the structure and the emergence of new political roles and initiatives in educational administration.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A minimum 180-hour administrative internship (two 1.5-credit modules for a total of three credits) in grades PK-12 superintendency. Prerequisite: Completion of nine semester credits in Educational Administration beyond the master's program.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of statistical design and methodology used in educational research with emphasis given to understandings of appropriate application of statistical tests to educational data. The student studies application of skills developed in basic statistics. Emphasis on the understanding, planning and execution of statistical studies, descriptive and inferential in approach. Study is conducted with a computer-oriented approach.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Scholarly work requirement provides the post-graduate student an opportunity to conduct action research in an educational administration related project. The action research and scholarly paper development is completed under the direction of the student's advisor. Guidelines for action research and the subsequent paper are available from the advisor.

Admissions


The admissions process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with the requirements for the Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online program, along with information on required documentation.

Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator Online Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Pay $56 application fee
  • Master's degree in education from an accredited college or university
  • Must hold a principal's license
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework and minimum 2.75 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Current resume or CV detailing three years of teaching experience or the equivalent. Three years of teaching experience is required prior to administrative endorsement by the UW-Superior Certification Office.
  • No GRE is required

View the International Admissions Requirements.

Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online:

Program Per Credit Hour* Per Three-Credit Hour Course* Total Tuition w/ Fees*
Ed.S. in Educational Administration — Superintendent/District Administrator $500 $1,500 $15,000

*Includes required technology fees.

Calendar


Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator online

At the University of Wisconsin-Superior, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate your schedule. Our calendar includes other important dates to make it easier for you to get started on your program.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline* Course End Date
Fall I September 4, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 27, 2018 August 29, 2018 October 19, 2018
Fall II October 29, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 22, 2018 October 24, 2018 December 14, 2018
Spring I January 22, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 14, 2019 January 16, 2019 March 8, 2019
Spring II March 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 18, 2019 March 20, 2019 May 10, 2019
Summer I May 20, 2019 April 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 13, 2019 May 15, 2019 July 5, 2019
Summer II July 8, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 3, 2019 August 23, 2019
Fall I September 3, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 26, 2019 August 28, 2019 October 18, 2019
Fall II October 28, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 23, 2019 December 13, 2019

*All payments must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. CST. There will be no exceptions.

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