Educational Specialist in Educational Administration
The EdS in Educational Administration is ideal for Oklahoma educators who already
have a master’s degree and desire to have a greater impact on learning communities
by improving the quality of education in educational systems. The specialist degree
is considered more advanced than a master’s degree, but generally requires less coursework
that the PhD and EdD degree options. Graduates are prepared and equipped to analyze and resolve educational
issues within diverse contexts. This degree also meets the course requirement for
superintendent certification in Oklahoma.
This 36-hour program facilitates the development of scholar practitioners who are
adept at leading complex systems through the development of research and data informed
decision-making skills. We utilize Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
standards to guide course development and improvement and is recognized by the Council
for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Completion of this degree leads to superintendent certification.
Our distinguished faculty provide relevant research-based content with practical knowledge
and skills that can be put into practice immediately. Students learn best practices
and techniques for instructional leadership linked to curriculum, teaching, administration
and professional development. Our goal is to assist you in advancing your career in