Educational Leadership K-12 - Ed.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership–K-12  provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions such as director of instruction, special subject/area coordinator, director of staff development, director of research, director of pupil services.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.250 GPA
  • GRE with a score in the 50th percentile or above
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

Educational Specialist degree programs in the College of Education, Health and Human Services practice selective admission. Requirements include, among other things, evidence of high scholastic achievement, a high level of verbal ability and positive letters of recommendation. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Collaboratively facilitate the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a shared school vision of learning through the collection and use of data to identify school goals.
  2. Sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning through collaboration, trust and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students.
  3. Create and evaluate a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular and instructional school program.
  4. Act in an ethical manner with integrity and fairness to ensure a school system of accountability for every student's academic and social success by modeling school principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior as related to their roles within the school.
  5. Safeguard the values of democracy, equity and diversity within the school.
  6. Evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision-making in the school.
  7. Promote social justice within the school to ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements
EVAL 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
or EVAL 75510 STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Major Electives, choose from the following:27
INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
FACILITIES PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION
ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
SCHOOL LAW AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
SCHOOL LAW FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
THE EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPALSHIP
FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
SCHOOL FINANCE FOR BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS
LEADING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION: CURRICULUM AND PUPIL SERVICES
THE SUPERINTENDENCY
THE ADMINISTRATOR'S ROLE IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL CULTURE, POLITICS AND REFORMS
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF SUPERVISION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION IN URBAN SETTINGS
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
PERSONNEL
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30