Admission Requirements for the District Leadership/Superintendent Program
The admissions process requires that you meet the
requirements for both the FHSU Graduate School and the Educational
Administration Program. Please fill out an application online and submit the additional
materials listed on the Graduate School Website. You will also submit all departmental admission materials
listed on this page directly to the Graduate School, where they
will be forwarded on to the Department of Advanced Education Programs.
A completed application to the Graduate School for programs in the Advanced Education Programs Department includes evidence of a successful Background Check.
admissions requirements for the Specialist in Education program take into
account your G.P.A. and your experience as a teacher and/or principal. In order to be considered for the
program, you must provide evidence of a total of 400 points or more. You can accumulate points as follows:
1. As of November 14, 2012 the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam
(GRE) Scores are no longer required for admission.
2.Grade Point Average (GPA) during the First 30 Hours of Graduate Credit
You must hold a Master's
Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of
3.25. The GPA for the first 30 hours of graduate credit leading to the building leadership (principal) certification is calculated from your transcript.
3. Experience for Teaching and Other Related
Application Process for the Specialist in Education Program
You must also submit the following documents with your application:
- Two letters of reference from
supervisors and/or professional peers, one of which must be from the supervisor of the educational experiences cited in number
- A resume or curriculum vita of education and professional experiences.
- A brief statement of professional goals related to the
completion of Education Specialist Degree and/or certification as a District Level Leader as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent..
- A copy of your certification credentials for the public or private schools.
- Official transcripts for all college work completed, documenting conferral of a graduate degree.
- NOTE: If you are not certified as a building level
principal, then you will be required to complete building leadership program as a
prerequisite to enrolling in course for Education Specialist Degree.
A committee will review your file and forward a
recommendation of approval or denial to the Dean of the Graduate School. Upon acceptance into the program, the
committee chair in your area of specialization will appoint an advisor and
designate a graduate committee responsible for developing your program of
study. Applicants who do not enroll within one academic year after admission may be required to reapply for admission.
Applicants who are denied
admission to the program should consider one or more of the following:
- Complete an additional
year of educational experience
- NOTE: A maximum of five years of educational experience is