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 District-Level Certification Program
Emporia State University’s District-Level Certification is an 18-hour program intended for individuals currently licensed at the building level for educational administration. Classes are available online during the summer semester only and the practicum is offered online during the fall and spring semesters. All summer coursework must be successfully completed before starting practicum.
Unless previous graduate credit has been approved and / or specific courses waived, courses for the District-Level Certificaton program are:
|EA||941||Business Administration in School Leadership||3||Offered Summer Only|
|EA||984||Education Buildings & Facilities||3||Offered Summer Only|
|EA||986||District School Leadership||3||Offered Summer Only|
|EA||942||Leadership of Special Programs||3||Offered Summer Only|
|EA||997||District Practicum I: Fall||3||Offered Fall Only|
|EA||998||District Practicum II: Spring||3||Offered Spring Only|
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 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 before starting practicum in order to be released from probation and admitted unconditionally into the program.
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 email@example.com.
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 graduation. 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.
Before making any determination concerning transfer credits, ESU requires a transcript explanation, normally found on the back of official transcripts. All courses counted towards the degree must be completed within a 7 year period. 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.