Program-at-a-Glance for District Leadership

During your time at FHSU, your program of study in the Department of Advanced Education Programs will prepare you to face the challenges of leading a school district from the position of superintendent or assistant superintendent. To successfully complete either program, you must maintain a 3.25 grade point average in all graduate coursework and complete your classes within six year. Your coursework includes credit in each of the following core areas:

 

Specialist in Education - Education Administration Course Requirements

COURSE NUMBER  COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS 
EDL 853 Special Education for School Leaders (Must Be Approved by Adviser, see course rotation for suggested electives) 3
EDL 951 Advanced Educational Administration  3
EDL 952 Trends and Practices In Educational Administration  3
EDL 955 School Plant 3
ELECTIVE  Education Administration Course (Must Be Approved by Adviser, see course rotation for suggested electives) 9
AEP 979 Practicum in Education III: Superintendent  3
AEP 932 Research Design and Analysis 3
AEP 999 Field Study  3
      (NOTE: Enroll in 932 & 999 simultaneously as final courses.)   
   TOTAL FOR SPECIALIST DEGREE  30   

 

Endorsement in District Leadership (Superintendent) Course Requirements

COURSE NUMBER  COURSE NAME  CREDIT HOURS 
EDL 853 Special Education for School Leaders (Must Be Approved by Adviser, see course rotation for suggested electives) 3
EDL 951 Advanced Educational Administration  3
EDL 952 Trends and Practices In Educational Administration  3
EDL 955 School Plant 3
ELECTIVE Advanced Education Program Course (Must Be Approved by Adviser, see course rotation for suggested electives) 3
AEP 979 Practicum in Education III: Superintendent  3
   TOTAL FOR ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM  18   

All credit toward the specialist in education degree must be earned in residence at FHSU. Any exception to this requirement must have the prior approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. No portion of the degree program may be taken by extension or correspondence.