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The Ed.S. in Educational Administration Principal program requires the successful completion of 30 graduate credits.

Two-Year Plan*

CoursesCredit HoursModality
Summer  

EDU 531 Legal Foundations of Education

Online

EDU 561 Management of School & Community Resources

On campus

EDU 562 Diversity and Inclusion in Education

Online

EDU 566 Site-Based Fiscal Administration

2On campus
Fall  

EDU 615 Tech Applications for School Districts

3Remote 3x per semester

EDU 523 Curriculum Development and Design/K-12 Internship

On campus 1x per month

EDU 589 Critical Issues Research Seminar/Internship

On campus 2x per month
Spring  

EDU 532 School Law Applications for Student Discipline and Staff Development/Internship

On campus 1x per month

EDU 625 Intergovernmental Relations

On campus 3x per semester

EDU 645 Administration of Special Education

On campus 3x per semester
EDU 589 Critical Issues Research Seminar/Internship ContinuedOn campus 2x per month
Total Credits

30 

 

*Some courses in the Ed.S. in Educational Administration/Principal program are offered on an every-other-year basis. Individualized plans of the study are created upon admission by the Ed.S. Program Coordinator.

Some courses in the Ed.S. in Educational Administration/Principal program are offered on an every-other-year basis. In the above chart, some classes marked as online are considered remote, meaning designated synchronous online class meeting times are expected, and some are considered asynchronous, meaning no designated meeting times. Remote components to classes have the benefit of regular vital access to fellow graduate students, the instructor, and a community feel, and asynchronous components allow for great flexibility for personal and professional schedules. Please contact education.web@usiouxfalls.edu with specific course questions. All USF instructors are trained in online pedagogy.

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