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Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure

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Ed.S.: Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure

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Program Overview

The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure is a post-masters program that prepares students for superintendent/AEA administration licensure. Developed from the Iowa Standards for School Leaders, the program enables students to become exemplary leaders within the field of education. A rich clinical experience is central to the program, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded throughout the coursework.


Program Requirements

The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure requires 30-credit hours, consisting of nine 3-credit courses and one 3-credit seminar.

Course Credit Hours
EDL 292 - Introductory Seminar  
EDL 283 - Leading Complex Organizations 3
EDL 284 - Advanced Research 3
EDL 285- Ethics and Social Justice 3
EDL 286- Systems Thinking 3
EDL 287 - Curriculum and Evaluation 3
EDL 288 - Human Resource Dynamics 3
EDL 289 - Organization Management 3
EDL 290 - School Resource Management 3
EDL 291 - Policy, Influence and Legal Issues 3
EDL 292 - Final Seminar 1-3

Admission

  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • Begin the application process on the School of Education's admission page. Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at soegradadmission@drake.edu or 515-271-2552.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This program requires the submission of two (2) professional letters of recommendation, including one from an immediate supervisor and a second one from an administrator who can speak to the candidate's potential for effective building-level leadership.

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