Degree or Program Details

Administration and Supervision (Not accepting new applicants)

Program Requirements

The education specialist degree in administration and supervision primarily serves educators who aspire to become school superintendents, curriculum directors, or directors of special education. It also serves educators who wish to advance beyond the master of arts degree.


The education specialist degree qualifies graduates for administrative certification in most states. The program offers enough flexibility to meet most individual needs. Leadership theory, organizational behavior and structure, management theory and practice, curriculum, supervision and evaluation all figure prominently in the course work. In addition to building a sound theoretical and technical base for the practicing administrators, the program forms a major foundation for subsequent doctoral work.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 60

Foundations 6-8
The foundations requirement includes elective courses in research techniques, evaluations and measurement, and the cultural, historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects of education. 
Research 4-6
    (This study includes a written report of the planned field study, or research project) 
Area of Concentration 24-36
Within the area of concentration, programs may be pursued with an emphasis in elementary, secondary, general administration or in special support areas. 
Cognates 12-16
Cognates shall be selected from the behavioral sciences and other areas to broaden perception of the administrative function. 
To complete candidate's approved program.