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Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator

This program provides students with an advanced knowledge base that is grounded by current theory, research, and wisdoms of professional practice.

03/01/21 Next Application Due Date
03/22/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


$14,400 Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

The 100% online Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator 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
  • Students completing this program prior to Sept. 1, 2020 will be eligible for the Wisconsin EC-A superintendent license. Those completing the program after Sept. 1, 2020 will be eligible for the Wisconsin K12 superintendent license.

Licensure and Certification

UW-Superior education programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to fulfill licensure requirements for the state of Wisconsin. As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is your responsibility to confirm the requirements for licensure in your state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program. If you seek licensure in a state other than Wisconsin, please see the UW-Superior Institutional Certification Office web page for further information and assistance.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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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 and a $60 technology, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

$480 Per Credit Hour
$14,400* Total Tuition

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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 Hours* Total Tuition*
Ed.S. in Educational Administration – Superintendent/District Administrator $480 $1,440 $14,400

*Tuition does not reflect technology fee of $60 per course.

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.

03/01/21 Next Application Due Date
03/22/21 Next Class Start Date

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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
2021 Spring I January 25, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 18, 2021 January 20, 2021 March 14, 2021
2021 Spring II March 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021 March 17, 2021 May 9, 2021
2021 Summer I May 17, 2021 April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 July 4, 2021
2021 Summer II July 5, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 22, 2021

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

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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.

Master’s degree in education From an accredited college or university
Current resume or CV Detailing three years of teaching experience
Must hold a principal’s license

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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
  • A cumulative grade point average on all college (undergraduate and graduate) coursework of at least 2.75/4.00. Undergraduate and graduate coursework from all colleges attended will be considered.
  • 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 admission to administrative licensure programs.
  • No GRE is required
  • Complete criminal background check

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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.

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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.

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