Educational Specialist in Educational Administration
The EdS in Education, option 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