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 2022 Comps|
|Fall 2022 Comps Testing Date – Candidate chooses either date||September 30, 2022 or October 1, 2022|
|Fall 2022 Retake Comps Testing Date – Candidate chooses either date||November 11, 2022 or November 12, 2022|
Future Comps Dates (Candidate chooses either date)
Spring 2023 Comps: February 24, 2023 or February 25, 2023
Spring 2023 Retake Comps: March 31, 2023 or April 1, 2023
Summer I 2023 Comps: June 16, 2023 or June 17, 2023
Summer II 2023 Comps: July 14, 2023 or July 15, 2023
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