General Information for a Ed.S. - Building OR District Level in Educational Administration

The Specialist of Education Degree (Ed.S.) at the University of Southern Mississippi is offered at the Building Level and at the District Level and is designed for educators who are preparing for leadership positions in either public, private or charter schools.  The Specialist degree requires 36 hours of coursework beyond the Master’s degree.  Each candidate must maintain a 3.0 minimal GPA and must pass comprehensive exams.

* EDA Specialist's students complete a research project in lieu of a thesis. 

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BUILDING LEVEL PROGRAM
 

The Plan of Study (Ed.S.) for the Building Level requires the following courses:
                  REF 602     Introduction to Educational Statistics (Prerequisite = REF 601)
                  EDA 600    Introduction to Educational Leadership
                  EDA 620    Instructional Leadership – Superv. & Prof. Dvlp.
                  EDA 628    Contextual Dimensions of the Principalship
                  EDA 700    Public School Finance
                  EDA 704    School Community Relations
                  EDA 706    Educational Facilities Development and Management
                  EDA 708    Developing and Managing Human Resources
                  EDA 710    School Law
                  EDA 736    Practicum in Supervision
                  *REF 791A  Applied Research
                  *REF 791B  Applied Research

Plan of Study
                 

 

DISTRICT LEVEL PROGRAM
 

The Plan of Study (Ed.S.) for the District Level requires the following courses:
                  REF 602    Introduction to Educational Statistics (Prerequisite = REF 601)
                  EDA 700    Public School Finance
                  EDA 702    Administrative Approaches to Technology
                  EDA 704    School Community Relations
                  EDA 708    Developing and Managing Human Resources
                  EDA 710    School Law
                  EDA 738    Practicum in Supervision
                  EDA 742    Consensus Decision-Making in Education
                  EDA 755    The Superintendency
                  EDA 800    Seminar: Theories in Ed. Organiz. & Admin.
                  *REF 791A  Applied Research
                  *REF 791B  Applied Research

 Plan of Study

 IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINES:

 

  • SUMMER and FALL 2014 Semesters

          July 18, 2014