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Educational Administration District Licensure

Emporia State University's District - Level Certification program for educational administration is an 18 hour program.  Classes are available online during the summer and the practicum is online during the fall and spring semesters.

Unless previous graduate credit has been approved and / or specific courses waived, courses for the District-Level Certificaton program are:

Required Coursework

Div # Course Title Hours  Availability
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
                                             Total Hours 18

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, KS 66801-5414 (620-341-5403), or by applying online at www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/.

Admission Requirements

Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership / Midle and Secondary Teacher Education and the Graduate School at Emporia State University.  The criteria for unconditional admission include the following:

  • WE NO LONGER REQUIRE the GRE or MAT exam!
  • GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of college course work for those completing a master's degree or 3.0 on the last 30 graduate hours from a previously completed master's program.
  • Copy of state issued building level license.
  • Official transcripts of all college work.
  • Evidence of one year accredited experience in a certified position (three years in content area required for certification) verified by the supervising administrator on the Reference Form.
  • Two references from supervisors or individuals who have had responsibility of evaluating your academic or professional performance.
  • Current resume.
  • Statement of professional goals for school administration.
  • Complete  and pass the Department Essay.
  • Complete the Disposition Form.

The above requirements must be met by the end of your first semester.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of admission requirements, all course work, and a comprehensive examination (completed in one of the final two semesters) are required to be eligibile for graduation.  Upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours and successful completion of all specified admission items, students will be admitted to candidacy.  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.

All work must be completed within a seven-year period.  The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken.  Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Emporia State University.

Transfer Credit (up to nine credit hours authorized): Any courses that are transferred in to fulfill degree requirements at ESU must be applicable toward a degree at the university from which they are taken.  That university must be fully accredited.  Workshops do not count.  Before making any determination concerning transfer credits, ESU requires a transcript explanation, normally found on the back of the official transcripts.  All courses counted towards the degree must be completed with 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

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