Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research
The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision is a 30 credit-hour, online program centered around K-12 administration. The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision provides the following two tracks: Initial Licensure and Career Level. The Initial Licensure track curriculum is for candidates seeking to receive their K-12 administrator license. The Career Level track curriculum is for existing K-12 administrators.
- 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)
- successful completion of the program and a passing SLLA score leads to licensure in Mississippi
#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.
See statistics of our recent graduates in the field here.
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.
|*Important Dates for Fall 2021 Comps|
|Deadline to apply for comps||September 17, 2021|
|Fall 2021 Comps Testing Date – Candidate chooses either date||October 1, 2021 or October 2, 2021|
|Fall 2021 Comps RETAKE Date – Candidate chooses either date||November 5, 2021 or November 6, 2021|
Dates for Future Comps Exams (Candidate chooses either date)
Spring 2022: February 25, 2022 or February 26, 2022
Spring 2022 RETAKE: April 1, 2022 or April 2, 2022
Summer I 2022: June 17, 2022 or June 18, 2022
Summer II 2022: July 15, 2022 or July 16, 2022
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. Diana Ezell
Dr. Lynn Reed
Dr. LaMarcus Norman
Dr. Merideth Van Namen
Chair, Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, & Research