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 Dr. Cruzeiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-865-8844.)
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.
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 (6 hours)
EDAD 998 - Internship (3-6 hours)
Appropriate courses selected with the consent of the advisor. May apply EDAD 895 - School Improvement.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
1) To visit with an adviser, contact Dr. Patricia Cruzeiro at email@example.com
or call 1-308-865-8844.
2) Apply for admission online at http://myblue.unk.edu
3) Submit $45 application fee online or by mail to the Graduate Ofﬁce at Founders Hall 2131, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849.
4) Send two ofﬁcial transcripts from all past institutions to the Graduate Ofﬁce.
5) Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notiﬁcation, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBlue registration system at http://myblue.unk.edu
6) After you have registered, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6214
to get started with your online course.
Dr. Patricia CruzeiroDepartment:
Educational AdministrationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
College of Education, Room B149, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849