Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research

Education Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

The Educational Specialist (Ed. S) degree is designed to provide advanced training to students in three areas: Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, and Counseling. Designed to accommodate the working educator. Online flexibility for all candidates!

  • 30 hour program, 10 courses
  • can be completed in 1 year
  • all courses offered online
  • enroll any semester
  • focused on Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL)

#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.

Delta State University is pleased to offer credit toward Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Professional Studies degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision (EAS) for successful completers of the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) professional development program.

In order to be completely admitted to a graduate program, applicants have to be admitted to the university and satisfy the standards set by the selected degree program.

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

Graduate Course Transfer

Course Rotation

Comps Application*
Electronic Form
Paper Form

*Important Dates for Fall 2020 Comps
Deadline to apply for comps September 28, 2020
Deadline to submit a request for an alternative site September 28, 2020
Fall 2020 Comps Testing Date October 12, 2020

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


Kathleen Lott
Program Advisor
P: 662-846-4368

Dr. Diana Ezell

Dr. Lynn Reed
Assistant Professor
P: 662-846-4374

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