Specialist Degree/Ed.D.

Specialist Degree/Ed.D.

Students with a Masters Degree in Educational Administration complete the following course sequence from the Specialist/Doctoral programs that "shall include knowledge and/or competency in each of the following areas" as listed in the superintendent's certification requirements. These courses include the following:

Course Number Course Title Hours
EA 737 Administration of Curriculum 3
EA 756 Financial Management and Leadership 3
EA 755 Ethics, Law, & Policy 3
EA 785 School Plan Planning and Operation 3
EA 707 Personnel Management and Operation 3
EA 710 Leading District Improvement 3
EA 760 Internship I: Specialist Level 3
EA 761 Internship II: Specialist Level 3
EA 900 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
EA 907 Qualitative Tools, Applied Research 3
Total Credit Hours 30

Three courses in the Masters Degree in Educational Administration program meet other certification knowledge/competency areas. Students must have taken EA625 Foundations of Educational Administration, EA 651 School Law, and EA634 School Supervision in the Masters program

This program modification would allow the students who obtain acceptance into the doctoral program to apply for certification as a superintendent at the completion of the first 13 hours in the doctoral program.


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Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling 
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701