Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Educational Systems Administration, Ed.S.

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The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Systems Administration is designed for students who wish to pursue state superintendency certification. Candidates pursuing this degree pathway have the option to complete a stand-alone Ed.S. with accompanying superintendent certification or to continue on to complete their Ed.D. in Leadership and Learning, Educational System Leadership concentration. This program will equip individuals with the highest level of scholarship and practical experience relevant to service in school superintendency.

The Ed.S. in Educational System Administration requires completion of 33 credit hours (18 core, 9 concentration hours, and 3 research hours). Candidates may obtain a S.C. state superintendency certification by completing all degree program requirements and by receiving a passing score of the PRAXIS exam.  

The specific goals of the Ed.S. degree include the following leadership competencies:

1. Leadership for Mission Fit and Continuous Improvement Processes

2. Leadership for Ethical Decision-Making and Cultivating a Professional Culture

3. Leadership for Equity and Inclusive Practices

4. Leadership for Excellence in Curriculum and Instruction

5. Leadership for Family and Community Partnerships

6. Leadership for Operations and Management

7. Leadership for Policy, Governance, and Advocacy

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