2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

63 credits

The EdS degree in school superintendency provides opportunities for specialized study in the school superintendency. The program assists qualified individuals in developing the knowledge, performances, and disposition essential for success in the day-to-day operation of the school system and develops broad understandings relative to the scope and nature of educational programs. The program schedule will qualify the student for the superintendent license. The program includes appropriate work from the field of educational administration and related fields, such as educational psychology, curriculum, adult and community education, educational foundations, and counseling psychology.

Degree requirements

The EdS degree in school superintendency requires the satisfactory completion of prescribed graduate course work beyond the master’s degree with a minimum of a 3.2 GPA. All candidates for the degree will have

  • completed a minimum of 63 graduate credits including the master’s degree
  • a minimum of 24 credits of the “specialist-required courses,” which must be completed at Ball State University.

Required courses

EDAD 630Human Resource Development

3

EDAD 635Educational Decision Making

3

EDAD 650Supervision of Instruction

3

EDAD 684Educational Finance and Ethics

3

EDAD 686School Law

3

EDAD 689The School Principal

3

EDCU 601Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development

3

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

3 credits from

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDFO 641History of American Education

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Specialist-required courses: (a minimum of 24 credits must be taken at Ball State)

EDAD 640The Educational Administrator and Public Relations

3

EDAD 685Fiscal Management of Educational Agencies

3

EDAD 687Legal Aspects of Education

3

EDAD 688School Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment

3

EDAD 696Superintendent Internship

3

EDAD 698Seminar in Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

3

EDAD 780School District Administrator

3

EDAD 782Specialist Capstone Seminar

3

 

EDCU 610The Elementary School Curriculum

3

or

EDCU 620The Secondary School Curriculum

3

6 credits from courses generally taken in master’s degree

EDEL 644Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDFO 641History of American Education

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 646Tests and Measurements

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

SCCO 600Introduction to School Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Total Credit Hours: 63

Internship

Each student in the EdS program must complete a supervised internship. The internship assignment will be arranged by the department in consultation with the student. Students are responsible for any necessary leave and other arrangements related to this assignment. Internship assignments will ordinarily be arranged in a school setting to provide a practical, supervised experience in educational leadership. Ball State faculty, in cooperation with an outside agency, will supervise all interns.

Specialist Committee

A three-member committee, consisting of educational administration faculty members, will usually be appointed during the first semester that the student is accepted into the degree program. The committee chair, in consultation with the student, will develop a plan of study. The committee will also conduct the required written and oral examinations when the student has completed all course work.

Deadline for Completion of Degree Work

All requirements (30 credits) listed in the “specialist-required courses” section must be met within a six-year time limit from the date of the completion of the first class in the specialist in education degree program.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on previously completed graduate work.