Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research

Education Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

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

  • 33 hour program, 11 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.

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.

Program of Study for candidates seeking initial administrator license

Program of Study for candidates who are already career administrators who hold the MS 486 Administrator license

Student Handbook

Student Contract

Graduate Course Transfer

Course Rotation

Comps Application*

*Important dates for Fall 2018 Comps
Deadline to apply for comps September 28, 2018
Deadline to submit a request for an alternative site September 28, 2018
Fall 2018 Comps Testing Date October 15, 2018

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. Paula Tharp
P: 662-846-4412

Kathleen Lott
Program Advisor
P: 662-846-4368

Dr. Helen Sue Jolly
Educational Leadership Faculty

Dr. Merideth Van Namen
Chair, Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, & Research
P: 662-846-4370
F: 662-846-4309