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 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 Certification 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
* For Kansas District Leadership License: All official transcripts for graduate level coursework must be sent to the Graduate Office at ESU. These transcripts are essential for the ESU campus licensure to review and ensure the candidate has earned the 60 graduate hours required for district licensure endorsement. The 18-hours required for the district level certification do count towards the 60 required by the state of Kansas for licensure eligibility. While the 60 graduate hours are required for district level licensure endorsement, they are not a requirement for program completion at ESU. If you have any questions in this regard, you can contact our Licensure Officer, Andra Baldwin, via email email@example.com or call her directly at 620-341-5412.
For all other states, please check with the corresponding Department of Education.
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.
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.