Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership Non-Licensure

Major Instructional Leadership
Degree Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Concentrations: Instructional Leadership (Non-Licensure)



Admission to the program requires the applicant to have a master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale, and submission of an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) score is required for admission. All applicants must submit test scores at the time of application.

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below:

Fall Admission

July  1st

Spring Admission

November 1st

Summer Admission

 April 1st

Program of Study

General Education Core- 15 Hours

EDAD 6010

Theory and Principles of Educational Administration                        

EDAD 6060

Administration of Instructional Programs                                       

EDAD 6070

Legal Personnel Problems                                                            

EDAD 6300

Communication Skills for School Executives                                    

EDAD 6110

Human Resource Management                               

Major Concentration – 18 hours

Students must take 18 hours from the following:

EDAD 6050

Professional Negotiations                                                           

EDAD 6140

Culminating Project for Ed.S.                                                      


(EDAD 6140 must be taken in the last semester of the program.)

EDAD 6000

Advanced Educational Statistics                                                    

EDAD 6040

Leadership & Interpersonal Relations for Administrators               

EDAD 6250

International Global                                                                     

EDAD 6080

Internship in Administration and Supervision                                

EDCI 6100

Curriculum Planning and Programs                                              

EDAD 6580

Action Research                                         

Total Degree Requirement 33 hours

  *Please see your advisor before registering for courses. Programs of study may vary dependent upon individual date of admission.


Candidates for the Ed.S. degree must take a minimum of 33 hours of course work, pass the comprehensive examinations in the field of general education and educational administration, and complete a culminating project (EDAD 6140).  The program of study must be completed after nine (9) hours of coursework.  Grades of “C” or lower cannot count toward the degree.  Students can only retake a course a maximum of two times.  Students not successfully completing a course with a grade of “B” or better after the second attempt may be dismissed from the degree program.

All candidates must meet with their advisor prior to registration each semester.  Courses must be taken in order as determined by program requirements. All students must complete a Comprehensive Examination Application one semester prior to their intended examination date.  All applications must be approved by your academic advisor.  All examination dates can be located on the Graduate School Academic Calendar.


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