Program Highlights & Benefits
Earn advanced professional expertise and an Administrator License
22 months completion time, including holiday breaks
Fully online cohort
Transfer credits considered
Professional educators involved in education and schooling who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions. This cognate is for those who desire to earn advanced professional expertise along with the Mississippi State Administrator License.
What You Learn
The degree program has been designed to afford professionals in the field of education the opportunity to enhance and expand their knowledge base, conduct research, address current and pressing issues in education, and reinforce the competencies needed as a professional Christian leader in education
The goal of graduate education is to prepare competent educators who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing a distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities.
The program builds that expertise from a core of courses in learning, development and motivation; data, accountability and leadership; organizational contexts and the use of research to drive decision-making. It is dissertation based and designed for practitioners who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions of influence through their engagement in elementary/secondary educational schooling.
How You Learn
This is a fully online cohort. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system (Canvas) to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in as little as 22 months.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Specialist of Education degree (Ed.S) with an emphasis in School Leadership & Administration. After successful completion of the School Leaders License Assessment Exam (SLLA), Belhaven will recommend candidates for the Mississippi Administration License. The Ed.S in School Leadership and Administration is designed for professional educators in Mississippi schools who want to advance to the role of administrator. Administrative positions include, Principal, Assistant Principal, Superintendent, and Director.
|EDU 750||Leadership & Management For Effective & Efficient Schools||3|
|EDU 745||Enhancing Curriculum & Instructional Capacity||3|
|EDU 746||School Law And Ethical Principles||3|
|EDU 744||School And Community Relations||3|
|EDU 757||Assessment For Continuous School Improvement||3|
|EDU 767||Operations And Fiscal Management||3|
|EDU 769||Human Resource Leadership||3|
|EDU 755||Equity And Cultural Leadership||3|
|EDU 777||Principal Internship I: Role Of The Principal *||3|
|EDU 775||Literacy Leadership||3|
|EDU 778||Principal Internship II: Leadership Defense*||3|
|EDU 786||Principal Internship III: Extension (If Needed)|
|Total Credit Hours:||33|
Candidates must pass the SLLA (School Leaders License Assessment) before Belhaven will make a recommendation for the Mississippi Administrator’s License.