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Educational Specialist

Educational Administration and Supervision

Designed to accommodate the working educator. Online flexibility for all candidates!

  • 36 hour program, 12 courses
  • All courses offered online


#1  – Produce graduates who are instructional leaders, act with integrity, are change agents, focus on continuous improvement, and engage the larger community.

#2 – To serve participating educational leaders by sharing academic resources, providing avenues of collaboration, and facilitating relevant research.

Required for admission

  • Master’s degree in education or related field from a fully accredited institution
  • Mississippi AA teaching certificate, or its equivalent
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on coursework completed for the master’s degree
  • Two years of school-related work experience
  • Passing score on an examination of writing ability.  This may be met by scoring 3 on the GRE Writing Section, 3 on the CAAP writing, or 172 on the Praxis I Writing Section.

A Graduate Course Transfer Approval Form may be needed for some students with previous coursework.

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Program coursework provides the knowledge needed to pass the SLLA licensure exam. Standards from the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium are incorporated throughout the program. Hands-on experience and classes combine leadership theory and practice to prepare students for the industry.

To graduate from the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all program of study coursework
  • Establish and maintain an adequate rating on the Professional Dispositions Rating Scale
  • Successfully complete the comprehensive examination
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA on program coursework


Dr. Tom Brady
Interim Chair, Assistant Professor
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