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The purpose of the Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision is to prepare instructional leaders who are dynamic and visionary and who generate improvement in student achievement. These individuals will be ready to serve students, teachers, and parents within the greater school community. Our goal is that educational leaders be responsible, resourceful, reflective, and innovation PK-12 practitioners.
II. External accreditation status:
Our program is reviewed by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Our next date of self study and review is 2013 with final status determined in Spring, 2016. We have full accreditation.
III. Student learning outcomes:
The educational specialist student will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of federal and Ohio laws which apply to education
- Complete a teacher evaluation process
- Know how to use data for school improvement
- Demonstrate knowledge of management strategies for school building operations
- Apply reflective practice in decision making
- Use excellent oral and written skills for communication
- Understand the dynamics of the change process and be able to lead change in school settings
- Demonstrate the ELCC defined knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a school administrator
IV. Degree Requirements
The Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision is designed for students who already have a master’s degree. It requires 36 hours beyond the master’s degree. In addition to the required coursework, students who are seeking an administrative license need evidence of satisfactory completion of two years of teaching experience.
Two courses are required for the degree as follows:
- EDAS 8640 Leading Systems Change
- EDAS 7920 Specialist Project in Educational Administration
Each course is a 3 credit course. The other 30 hours of coursework can be designed to meet the needs of the student. These courses can be linked to Ohio Licensure requirements. Courses will be taken at the 8000 level. Students are responsible for filing a Plan of Study, with discussion with their academic advisor, within their first 12 hours of coursework. Enrollment beyong 12 hours may be disallowed unless the Plan of Study has been filed.
Suggested coursework for the degree includes the following electives:
- EDAS 8000 The Indivdual in Organizations
- EDAS 8020 Instructional Leadership
- EDAS 8200 Continuous Improvement of Schools
- EDAS 8110 Legal Aspects of School Administration
- EDAS 8230 Community and Schools
- EDAS 8150 The Administrative Experience
- EDAS 8420 Micropolitics of School Communities
- EDAS 8440 Equity Issues in Educational Finance and Economics
- EDAS 8030 Developing Effective Learning Environments
- EDAS 8240 Development of Learning Organizations
- EDAS 8310 School District Leadership
- EDAS 8320 School Business Management
- EDAS 8600 Leadership and Organizational Theory
- EDAS 8610 Organizational Behavior
- EDAS 8620 Politics and Policy Analysis and Development
- EDAS 8660 Critical Analysis of Inquiry in Schools
Since these courses may be linked to Ohio Licensure requirements, students should
confer with their advisors to be sure they are meeting the requirements they need.
EDAS 8190 and EDAS 8300 (the two internship classes) WILL NOT be part of the Ed.
Please contact Cynthia Beekley (419 530 2621 or Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this program.