Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.) in Education Administration (Superintendent)

Superintendents are the driving force behind every school district. Capable, trained and visionary, they not only steer the schools in their districts, keeping them on track to ensure best outcomes for students, but they also strive to create environments where teachers learn and thrive. Additionally, superintendents bear the responsibility for budgeting and policy making.

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Education Administration is an accredited program that helps you satisfy state licensure requirements for school district leadership and qualifies you to serve as a superintendent. All courses are available online, so you can pursue your professional goals and graduate on a timeline that works for you.

Ed.S. in Education Administration Highlights

  • 30 hour program, completely online
  • Regionally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Flexible scheduling, and typically you can finish within 1-2 years

Follow the links below to learn more about the program: 

Program at a Glance Education Administration (Superintendent)
Admission Requirements & Application Process
Lamar University Partnership
Kansas State Department of Education Licensure Requirements for Superintendents

Note: Candidates from states other than Kansas should check licensure requirements in the state in which they seek licensure.

The Department of Advanced Education Programs also offers a Non-Degree District Leadership (Superintendent) Endorsement for those who want a specialized administrative endorsement, but do not want to pursue the Specialist in Education Degree.

For more information about the Ed.S. in Education Administration program, please contact Dr. Kim Chappell, Specialist in Education Program Coordinator at EdSprograms@fhsu.edu 

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