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.

University News
March 28, 2017
The Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs covers up to half the cost of tuition for current and incoming Drake M.B.A. students who are unable to participate in a tuition reimbursement program through their employer.
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