Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree Requirements

The specialist degree program in Educational Leadership is designed primarily to provide professional preparation for students involved in school-site administration and those individuals who have district-wide administrative responsibilities. The specialist degree program requires completion of a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours with the number of actual credit hours a function of the previous educational background of each student and his or her goals. At the completion of these courses for either the Ed.S. degree or the Certificate for District-Level Licensure, students are required to take EDLE 674V District-Level Internship.

The number of actual credits required is a function of the previous educational background of each student and his or her goals. Some students with substantial and relevant study at the Master’s level in Educational Leadership may complete the program with the minimum of thirty (30) graduate credits while others, especially those seeking to make a career change, may need substantially more work. In every case, the decision is left up to the student’s advisor and committee.

1. Completion of the following required common courses in Educational Leadership

  •  EDLE 6023 School Facilities Planning/Management
  •  EDLE 6053 School-Community Relations
  •  EDLE 6093 School Governance
  •  EDLE 6103 School Finance
  •  EDLE 6173 School Business Management
  •  EDLE 674V Internship (3 hours)
  •  EDLE 6333 Advanced Legal Issues

2. The following three courses are to be completed in addition to the common courses listed above:

  • EDLE 6433 Legal Aspects of Special Education
  • EDLE 699V Advanced Fiscal Issues
  • EDLE 680V Educational Specialist Project

3. Prior to District-Level Licensure application, all students must present a Culminating Portfolio to a committee of faculty with practitioner representation for the district-level license.

Course Sequences for the EDLE Ed.S.
(Starting Summer 2016)

Click here to view our EDLE Ed.S Course Sequence and Program of Study.

The following represent the course sequence for each possible start time. For example, students starting in the first summer five-week session would follow the sequence appearing in far left hand column. Those choosing to start in the spring semester would follow the course sequence appearing in the far right column, and so forth.

Summer I 2016 Start

Summer II Start

Fall 2016 Start

Spring 2017 Start

2016 Su I EDLE 6173 (Business)

2016 Su II EDLE 680V (Ed.S. Proj)

2016 Fa EDLE 6053 (Community)      

2016 Fa EDLE 6333 (Adv. Legal)

2017 Sp EDLE 6103 (Finance)

2017 Sp EDLE 6433 (Legal SPED)

2017 Su I EDLE 6023 (Facilities)

2017 Fa EDLE 6093 (Governance)

2017 Fa EDLE 699V (Adv. Fiscal)

2018 Sp EDLE 674V (Internship)

2016 Su II EDLE 680V (Ed.S. Proj)

2016 Fa EDLE 6053 (Community)      

2016 Fa EDLE 6333 (Adv. Legal)

2017 Sp EDLE 6103 (Finance)

2017 Sp EDLE 6433 (Legal SPED)

2017 Su I EDLE 6023 (Facilities)

2017 Fa EDLE 6093 (Governance)

2017 Fa EDLE 699V (Adv. Fiscal)

2018 Sp EDLE 674V (Internship)

2018 Su I EDLE 6173 (Business)

2016 Fa EDLE 6053 (Community)

2016 Fa EDLE 6333 (Adv Legal)

2017 Sp EDLE 6103 (Finance)

2017 Sp EDLE 6433(Legal SPED)

2017 Su I EDLE 6023 (Facilities)

2017 Su II EDLE 680V (Ed.S. Proj)

2017 Fa EDLE 6093 (Governance)

2017 Fa EDLE 699V (Adv. Fiscal)

2018 Sp EDLE 674V (Internship)

2018 Su I EDLE 6173 (Business)

2017 Sp EDLE 6103 (Finance)

2017 Sp EDLE 6433 (Legal SPED)

2017 Su I EDLE 6023 (Facilities)

2017 Su II EDLE 680V (Ed.S. Proj)

2017 Fa EDLE 6093 (Governance)

2017 Fa EDLE 699V (Adv. Fiscal)

2018 Sp EDLE 674V (Internship)

2018 Su I EDLE 6173 (Business)

2018 Fa EDLE 6053 (Community)

2018 Fa EDLE 6333 (Adv Legal)