Education: Educational Administration, EdS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 36 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

General EDLE Doctoral Core
EDLE 6483School Leadership, Culture and Ethics3
EDLE 6493School Improvement/Reform3
EDLE 6633School Leadership and Community Collaboration3
Hours Subtotal9
Emphasis Core
EDLE 6453Special Topics in Education Law3
EDLE 6353The Superintendency3
EDLE 6363Special Topics in School Finance Policy3
EDLE 6423The Politics of Education3
or EDLE 6393 The Human Factor in Administering Schools
EDLE 6603Organizational Theory in Education3
or EDLE 5953 Developing Educational Organizations
Hours Subtotal15
Research and Inquiry
EDLE 6853Rsrch Trad n Ed Leadership3
SCFD 6123Qualitative Research I3
or REMS 6373 Program Evaluation
Hours Subtotal6
Fieldwork
EDLE 6883Internship in Education I3
EDLE 6893Internship in Education II3
Hours Subtotal6
Required Creative Component: Portfolio 1
The Portfolio, designed and completed by Candidates to exhibit competency in the ELCC Standards, serves as the required Creative Component for the Ed.S. degree in School Administration; satisfactory completion of the Portfolio is required for degree completion and recommendation for certification.
Total Hours36

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Education Specialist (EdS) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertations Submission/Approval