Prepare yourself to lead as a superintendent or district-level leader in your state with our specialist in education degree in school superintendency.
Our program covers a wide range of courses in educational administration, including school law, fiscal management, public relations, and more. Plus, through our scholar-practitioner focus, you’ll receive an education balanced between real-world practical experiences that will make you an effective practitioner and scholarly expertise that will bestow an appreciation of research and research-based practices.
What You Will Learn
In this program, you’ll balance scholarly learning with practical application of the concepts, giving you the research-based background you need while preparing you for the real-world role you’ll play as a school superintendent or other administrator.
You’ll also learn:
- effective leadership skills
- the importance of collaboration and communication
- problem-solving models and strategies
- research-based best practices for school instructional leadership and supervision
- management techniques
The Teachers College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Learn more.
Our faculty members have experience in our field serving as principals and superintendents.
Read their bios.
We strive to create balance in our programs between real-world practical experiences and scholarly expertise.
You’ll spend time in schools developing and implementing improvement initiatives.
The specialist in education degree in school superintendency requires you to complete prescribed graduate course work beyond the master's degree with a minimum 3.2 grade-point average.
A few of the classes you will take include:
- EDAD 780 School Superintendent
- EDAD 687 Special Education Law
- EDAD 685 Fiscal Management of School Corporations
- EDAD 688 School Facilities
For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, consult our Graduate Catalog.
Written Comprehensive Exams
Written comprehensive exams will be given on Monday, September 24, and Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Oral exams will be given on Monday, October 15, and Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Each student in our EdS program must complete a supervised internship. You will work in a P-12 school setting, where you will have a practical, supervised experience in educational leadership. Our faculty, in cooperation with an outside agency, supervise all of our interns. Learn more.
What Can You Do with a Specialist in Education in School Superintendency Degree?
Our program will qualify you to advance your career in educational administration on a district or state level.
Our graduates pursue diverse career paths, including:
- P-12 school superintendent or adult education director
- curriculum/instruction director
- staff development supervisor
Paying for Your Education
Ready to Apply?
Are you interested in pursuing the specialist in education degree in school superintendency? The first step is to apply as a graduate student to Ball State University. We also require GRE scores, a writing sample, three professional references, and a current resume or vita.
Do you want to learn more about our program or have questions about the application process or financial aid? You may request more information by filling out our online form, or if you'd rather speak with someone directly, contact the program's faculty advisor.