General Degree Requirements
The Ed.S. degree in School Superintendency requires the satisfactory completion of prescribed graduate course work beyond the master's degree with a 3.2 grade-point average. All candidates for the degree will have completed a minimum of 63 semester hours of graduate credit including the master's degree. A minimum of 24 semester hours of the "specialist required courses" must be completed at Ball State University.
Required Courses in the Major
The specialist degree student will ordinarily take the following educational administration courses for an Ed.S. Degree in the School Superintendency.
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 Committee
A 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.
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.
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. Kendra Lowery
Doctoral Program Director
Department of Educational Leadership
Teachers College Room 928D
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0590
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