Emporia State University is ranked No. 11 in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report, making it the highest rated Kansas university in this ranking.
Educational Administration Building-Level Certification Program
Emporia State University’s Building-Level Certification program is a 35 credit hour licensure program intended for licensed school personnel interested in becoming educational administrators. Classes are available online during the spring, fall, and summer semesters. Practicum is completed during the final fall and spring semesters of the program.
|ED||750||Technological Applications in School Leadership||1||Every Semester|
|EA||811||Supervision and Evaluation||3||Every Semester|
|EA||885||Human Relations and Group Processes in Education||2||Every Semester|
|EA||830||School Leadership Theory||3||Every Semester|
|EA||849||Educational Law and Regulations||3||Fall & Spring|
|EA||888||School Systems Management||3||Every Semester|
|ER||752||Analysis of Research||3||Every Semester|
|ED||820||Curriculum Leadership: Models & Strategies||3||Every Semester|
|ED||833||Beliefs, Values & Issues in Educational Practices||3||Every Semester|
|EA||773||Advanced Educational Psychology for Teachers & Administrators||3||Every Semester|
|EA||896||Practicum I in EA / Building Level Fall *||4||Last Fall Semester|
|EA||897||Practicum II in EA / Building Level Spring *||4||Last Spring Semester|
* All coursework is to be completed prior to the practicum.
Visit our course catalog online at http://www.emporia.edu/regist/catalog/ for coursework details.
Admission to Graduate Studies
Gaining admission to a graduate program in our department must be initiated by you through contact with the Graduate School, Campus Box 03, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Drive, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5414, (620) 341-5403; or by applying online at www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/.
Students applying to the Educational Administration program can be found eligible for financial aid with a minimum of 4 credit hours for part-time graduate status or 6+ hours for full-time status. Students interested in financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)(ESU code 001927) and then coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid at ESU to ensure all requirements for eligibility are met. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information at (620) 341-5457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the Graduate School at Emporia State University. The criteria for unconditional admission include the following:
The above requirements must be successfully completed by the end of the first semester in the program in order to be released from probation and admitted unconditionally into the program.
Satisfactory completion of admission requirements, all course work, and a comprehensive examination (completed in one of the final two semesters) are required to be eligible for program completion. Upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours and successful completion of all specified admission items, degree-seeking students will be admitted to degree candidacy. Degree candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of a graduate degree. Students shall continuously demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to the profession and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better throughout the program. Failure to do so can result in instatement of probationary status or dismissal from the program.
All courses counted towards the degree must be completed within a 7 year period. The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken. Up to nine credit hours may be transferred toward the degree with appropriate department approval. Before making any determination concerning transfer credits, ESU requires a transcript explanation, normally found on the back of official transcripts. University policy prohibits the transfer of courses where a grade of C or lower was obtained. For full rules and restrictions regarding transfer credit visit http://www.emporia.edu/regist/com/policy.html.
Applicants who already hold a masters degree can complete the program as licensure-only. The admission and program requirements are the same for both the MS degree and licensure-only (non-degree) programs. The major differences with the licensure-only route include; 1) the student must already hold a graduate degree to be eligible, 2) licensure –only students will not earn a masters degree, 3) licensure-only students may complete their program beyond the 7-year time frame required for degree-seeking students, and 4) licensure-only students can potentially transfer in more than 9 credit hours with department approval--whereas the limit for degree students is 9 hours.