The Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program is designed for educators who possess a master’s degree in educational administration or its equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the master’s degree in educational administration or principal certification may be required to take prerequisite courses, which establish an equivalency. The Education Specialist program provides advanced preparation for careers as school superintendents, assistant superintendents, business managers, State Department of Education personnel, vocational education coordinators, curriculum coordinators, and educational personnel in private organizations or institutions of higher education. Once a student has successfully completed the program, he/she is eligible for certification as a New Hampshire superintendent.
All graduate work for the Education Specialist degree must be completed within six years from the date of matriculation (admission/enrollment) in the program. Progress during the program will be monitored by the student's adviser and the Graduate School.
It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with the academic regulations and degree requirements of the Graduate School as well as the special requirements of his or her own academic program (Graduate School Catalog).
The curriculum for the program is built around eleven knowledge and skill domains organized under four broad areas: (1) Strategic Leadership, (2) Organizational Leadership, (3) Instructional Leadership, and (4) Political and Community Leadership.
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Requirements
Required Coursework (20 credits)
EDUC 964 Human Resource Administration
EDUC 968 Collective Bargaining in Public Education
EDUC 971 School Facilities Management
EDUC 973 Policy, Politics & Planning in Education
EDUC 977 Leadership: The District Level Administrator
Electives (8 credits)
In consultation with their advisers, students choose electives from courses offered by the Department of Education and other departments.
Concluding Experience (12 credits)
EDUC 974& 975 Administrative Internship and Field Project
A Education Specialist (Ed.S.) student who does not hold a master’s degree in administration may be required to take additional prerequisite courses of which two may be counted as electives.