Education Specialist in

Educational Leadership: Superintendent

Online 30 Credits * 6 Semesters

Affordable Tuition


per credit hour

How to Pay

Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

Course schedule designed for working educators

No GRE required

Eligible for certification as a superintendent or district level administrator


Experienced educators who wish to become a K-12 superintendent or district level administrator

What You Learn

Ed.S in School Superintendency will prepare aspiring district administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage today’s complex k-12 schools at the district leadership level. Courses are taught by professional administrators, with an emphasis on real-world experiences. This approach prepares building principals to address student and staff issues in an inclusive and productive manner creating a learning environment that serves all students.  This program contains the coursework required for DESE certification.

How You Learn

Majority of the courses are all online asynchronous format, with no weekly class meetings required. Classes with a field-based experience embedded may require online synchronous weekly class meetings. You will finish one 3-6 credit hours every 8 weeks.

Signature Assessments will be in each course along with data collected from instructors, site supervisors and mentors for all field work. A final portfolio will be assessed in the final internship course.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to develop, advocate, and implement shared mission and vision. Promote student and staff well-being and success through ethical leadership. Support a rigorous system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that meets the academic needs of all student populations. Develop and promote a culture of restorative practices for students and staff. Promote and support the professional growth of teachers and school personnel within a positive professional learning community. Effectively engage with families and community to support and promote student success. Effectively manage district operations and resources. Promote and lead a culture of continuous improvement.

Degree Requirements

EDL 612Restorative Practices in Education3
EDL 613Foundations of Ed Leadership-Superintendency3
EDL 614School and District Facilities & Operations3
EDL 615Human Resource Management3
EDL 617District Finance3
EDL 618Law & Policy in Education3
EDL 619District Instructional Leadership & Special Programs3
EDL 620Educational Research: Superintendency3
EDL 622District Level School & Community Relations3
EDL 695Superintendent Internship3
 Total Credit Hours:30

Students may transfer in up to 9 credit hours to fulfill elective hour requirements.