Degree: Education Specialist
Program: School Superintendent
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 33 credit hours - 69 credit hours (depending on past degrees)
Delivery Format: Online (except Field Study and Internship which may be completed off campus)
Prerequisites: Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and at least two years of teaching. (If you do not hold a Master's degree in Educational Administration, contact Holly Peterson at email@example.com or 308-865-8512.)
The Education Specialist is an advanced degree for those who already hold a Master’s degree. The Specialist degree prepares current administrators for the role of school superintendent. The coursework is offered online while the Field Study and Internship courses are completed with experienced school administrators serving as mentors. This 33-credit hour program meets the requirements for the Nebraska Professional Administrative and Supervisory Certificate, preparing candidates for superintendent positions in all public and parochial schools in Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements. The UNK Educational Administration Department has established itself as a leader in the successful delivery of the Education Specialist Degree.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
Required Courses (24-27 credit hours)
EDAD 940 - Administrative Theory
EDAD 944 - Seminar in Educational Administration
EDAD 955 - The School Administrator & the Law
EDAD 956 - School/Community Relations
EDAD 957 - Public School Finance
EDAD 958 - Educational Facility Planning
EDAD 991 - Field Study (3 hours)
May enroll for an additional 3 hours for extended research
EDAD 998 - Internship (3-6 hours)
Appropriate courses selected with the consent of the advisor.
Educational AdministrationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
College of Education, Room B114, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849