Educational Specialist emphasis in School Administration
The Educational Specialist is a College of Education degree. This degree requires a minimum of 42 credit hours. Students interested in this degree should refer to the Graduate Studies Bulletin. Students interested in pursuing this degree in relation to licensure in school administration must take the core curriculum outlined below if they do not already have a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. If the student already has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, then other courses will be identified for the student.
EDL 8113 - Contexts of Educational Leadership
EDL 8123 - Principles of Educational Leadership
EDL 8143 - Educational Leaders as Instructional Supervisors
EDL 8163 - Educational Budgeting and Resource Allocation
EDL 8173 - Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Leadership in Schools
EDL 8193 - Educational Environments
EDL 8213 - Internship I
EDL 8223 - Internship II
EDL 8233 - Internship III
EPY 6214 - Educational and Psychological Statistics
EDL 7000 - Directed Individual Study: Special Problem
EDA 8190 - Workshop in Ed Adm and Supr (Prof Writing: Required for GRE Verbal <450 and/or Writing <3.5 )
TKT 8753- Technology Issues in School Administration
Suggested Elective Courses
EDF 8323 - Comparative Education
EDF 8383 - Issues in Education
EDF 8393 - History of Education in the United States
In addition to the core curriculum for licensure in school administration, students must pass the written comprehensive examination.
Admission criteria for the master's degree follows:
2.75 undergraduate GPA minimum from a four year accredited institution or a 3.0 graduate GPA minimum.
A valid and current Mississippi or reciprocal teacher license/certificate.
Two or more years of experience in a school system and be currently employed in that system.
A positive endorsement (in the form of a letter of nomination) from student's current district or school administrator.
An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, analytical, and writing format or verbal, quantitative and analytical writing format).
A successful departmental interview.
**An entry portfolio - Please click here to download requirements.
Students will be admitted to the Education Specialist program on a cohort basis with each new cohort beginning the summer of each calendar year. Course rotations are sequenced beginning each summer through the end of the following summer.
Dr. Matthew Boggan, Assistant Professor
Anita Yeatman, Administrative Secretary
Dr. Jerry Mathews, Associate Professor
Ann Ray, Staff Assistant