Required Courses in the Major
_____Total Hours63 Hours
Internship Each student in the Ed.S. program must complete a supervised internship.
The internship assignment will be arranged by the department in consultation with the student. Students are responsible for any necessary leave and other arrangements related to this assignment. Internship assignments will ordinarily be arranged in a school setting to provide a practical, supervised experience in educational leadership. Ball State faculty, in cooperation with an outside agency, will supervise all interns.
The Specialist CommitteeA three-member committee, consisting of educational administration faculty members, will usually be appointed during the first semester that the student is accepted into the degree program. The committee chair, in consultation with the student, will develop a plan of study. The committee will also conduct the required written and oral examinations when the student has completed all coursework.
Deadline for Completion of Degree Work All requirements (30 sem. hours) listed in the "specialist required courses" section must be met within a six-year time limit from the date of the completion of the first class in the Specialist in Education degree program.
Application Process The student applies for admission to the specialist degree program by submitting the following to the Graduate School:
The student submits a professional portfolio consisting of the following items to the Department of Educational Leadership:
Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on all previously completed graduate work.
When admission materials have been received, the Department of Educational Leadership reviews and evaluates the submitted materials. Following this evaluation, the applicant may be invited to campus for a personal interview.
Assistantships Graduate assistantships are available to Ed.S. candidates. In addition to the assistantship stipend, remissions on selected fees are also provided. An assistantship application is available from the department.
For additional information contact Dr. William Sharp Doctoral Program Director Department of Educational Leadership Teachers College Room 918 Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306-0590 Phone: 765-285-8488 FAX: 765-285-2166
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