To earn your Ed.S. in Educational Administration – Superintendent, you must successfully complete coursework, submit a professional portfolio and complete internship requirements. While the Ed.S. degree is intended to be completed as a cohort within a two-year timeframe, the actual completion of the program will depend on the student entry date, coursework offerings and the student’s personal and professional schedules.

Upon completion of the 30 semester hours, students must complete a professional portfolio containing artifacts from coursework projects that demonstrate competencies for the position of school superintendent as aligned to the Fredrikson School of Education and program standards. After successful completion of all program requirements, students become eligible to apply for the School Superintendent certification as specified in Administrative Rules of SD.

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Plan of Study

EDU 600 Intro to District-Level Leadership

3 s.h.

EDU 615 Tech Applications for School Districts

3 s.h.

EDU 640 Curriculum and Assessment for School Districts

3 s.h.

EDU 625 Intergovernmental Relations

3 s.h.

EDU 620 School Finance

3 s.h.

BUS 520 Organizational Dynamics

3 s.h.

EDU 630 Internship/Field Experience

3 s.h.

EDU 645 Administration of Special Education

3 s.h.

EDU 650 Educational Statistics

3 s.h.

BUS 558 Current Issues in Management

3 s.h.

Comprehensive Portfolio

Total30 s.h.

Courses in the Ed.S./Superintendent program are offered on an every-other-year basis.

Ed.S. in Educational Administration/Superintendent Program Brochure

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When can I start?

This program is designed for students to begin in the fall, spring or summer semesters, except every other fall when only the internship is offered in odd numbered years (ex: Fall 2019, Fall 2021, etc.). Please contact USF if you have any questions—we are here to help!

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