Educational Administration


Degree: Education Specialist
Program: School Superintendent
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 33 credit hours - 69 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online

Prerequisites: Must hold a Master’s degree in related educational field and an administrative certificate and at least two years of teaching. 

Degree Program:  The degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 69 semester hours of credit beyond the baccalaureate degree.


Required Courses (24-27 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 (May enroll for an additional 3 hours for extended research.)
EDAD 998 - Internship

Suggested Electives (6-9 hoursAppropriate courses selected with the consent of the advisor.
EDAD 832 – Current Issues in Education
EDAD 833 – EDAD Assessment Leadership
EDAD 895 – School Improvement
EDAD 945 – Independent Readings
EDAD 992 – The Executive Administrator

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Application Process:  All applications are completed electronically.  There are multiple steps to the application process.  How do I get started?

Course Material Required:

All courses are accessed through Blackboard and a high-speed Internet connection is required.

Also needed:  Microsoft Office suite.  Once a student, you can order this program package from UNK Technology Store at a discounted student rates. 

Books are required in most courses.  Most books be ordered through UNK campus bookstore, The Antelope Bookstore or at Amazon (

Contact Information: 

Program Contact: Holly Peterson
Department: Educational Administration
Phone: 308-865-8512
Address: College of Education, Room B114, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849

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