University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
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Program Details

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration, Pre-K-12 Principal program is designed as a post-master’s degree for practicing teachers and/or administrators in the field. The conceptual framework for this innovative and exciting online degree prepares reflective leaders who are skilled educators whose practices and decisions draw upon the best available theory, research, and experiential wisdom.

Upon completion of the online Educational Administration degree, including the accompanying field-based internship, students also earn Pre-K-12 Principal licensure. Students should contact their state for specific licensure requirements.

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      100% Online
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      32 credit hours must be earned beyond a master’s degree.

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    • A masters degree is required.
    • One official transcript 
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Applicants enrolling in the Pre K-12 Administration Program must have 3 years of teaching experience in PK-12

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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