Educational Specialist in Educational Administration & Leadership / School District Superintendent
University of South Dakota

Program Details

The online Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership is a post-master’s degree for teachers or administrators who wish to specialize and become school superintendents.  This University of South Dakota program with a specialization in School District Superintendent draws upon theory, research and experience to create skilled leaders in education.  As an online specialization, this EdS offers flexibility for full-time working professionals, maintains small classes and has advisors and faculty who are readily available for consultation. 

Upon completion of the EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership with a School District Superintendent specialization, you may be qualified to sit for state licensure, depending upon your state’s specific guidelines.


This program requires an internship/field experience.

  • Master's degree
  • One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Must have 3 years of teaching experience in PK-12

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.

School Accreditation Statement

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