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Educational Administration District-Level Licensure

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. A minimum of two summer courses must be successfully completed before starting practicum.

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.

Admission Requirements

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:

  • We no longer require the GRE or MAT exam.
  • GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work for those completing a masters degree or 3.0 on the last 30 hours of graduate course work from a previously completed masters program.
  • Copy of state issued building-level administration license.
  • Official copy of masters transcript

If you have any questions in this regard, you can contact our Graduate Student Advisor, Megan O'Brien, via email or call her directly at 620-341-5091.

For all other states, please check with your state's Department of Education.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in this program are ineligible to receive financial aid.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of admission requirements and all coursework are required to be eligible for program completion. 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 dismissal from the program.

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.