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Ed.S. Educational Leadership: Superintendent

Program Details

The Master of Educational Science Educational Leadership: Superintendent with a concentration in Building Administrator degree offered by Northwest Nazarene University is a program of study available to students in a completely online format. This program prepares students for qualification for a K-12 superintendents. Among the requirements of this program, a student must complete a nine month internship in a school setting under to watch of a qualified superintendent. It should take approximately 23 months to complete this degree. This degree aims to prepare students for positions such as: superintendent, assistant superintendent, and other school district central office roles. The curriculum of this program emphasizes the administrator as not only leader, but also servant leader. This program covers concepts such as: understanding organizational structure, managing tasks of an administrator, and how to set and achieve goals.

There are some admissions requirements for this program. A student must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 in the last 30 credit hours of their program of study, and a current certification or licensure as a classroom teacher or counselor based on a recommendation from a state approved higher education teacher preparation program.

This program requires students to take and complete 30 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master of Science in Educational Leadership. The required courses include: Special Education Law for Administrators, Labor Relations in Schools, Educational Change: A Historical Perspective, The Superintendency, Advanced School Finance, School Facilities, Public Relations and Marketing for Schools, Special Populations: Issues and Resources, Research, and a Central Office Internship.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities