Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in administration and supervision is a sixth-year post master’s degree and is designed to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions in education. Program studies are adapted for the challenges of unique school district roles such as personnel administrator, curriculum supervisor, and directors of special program areas. Upon completion of the program, individuals are eligible to upgrade previously held licenses. Individuals holding administration license (012, class P) are eligible for administrator II license (012, class AP) and superintendent license (011, class AS). Individuals holding supervision license (113, class S) are eligible for curriculum-instructional specialist II license (113, class AS). Students interested in obtaining a certificate upon completion of the Dual Language Immersion Administration Concentration should contact the EdS Program Coordinator at time of admissions.

Candidates for the EdS program should have a master’s degree and Level I licensure in administration or supervision. Three years of successful leadership experience is desirable for candidates applying to the EdS program. For additional information concerning admission, contact the Department of Educational Leadership or view the departmental web site.

The educational administration and supervision degree requires 38 s.h. as follows:

Core – 18 s.h.:

  • LEED 7408 – Public School Administration
  • LEED 7410 – Staff Personnel Problems
  • LEED 7415 – Introduction to Internal Evaluation in Education
  • LEED 7420 – Theories of Educational Administration
  • LEED 7460 – School and Community Cultures
  • LEED 7521 – Directed Readings in Educational Leadership
  • LEED 7522 – Directed Readings in Educational Leadership

Internships – 8 s.h.

  • LEED 7991 – Educational Leadership Level I
  • LEED 7993 – Educational Leadership Internship Level II

Concentrations – 12 s.h.

Choose one of the following:


  • LEED 7429 – Problems in Educational Supervision
  • LEED 7470 – School Business Management
  • LEED 7520 – Special Topics Seminar in Educational Leadership (to be taken twice for a total of 6 s.h.)

Dual Language Immersion Administration:

  • LEED 7401 – Introduction to Leading Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs
  • LEED 7402 – Leading Content Area and Language Instruction in DLI Programs
  • LEED 7402 – Leading Cross-Cultural Competence in DLI Programs
  • LEED 7404 – Educational Supervision of DLI Programs