Educational Specialist – Superintendent (Ed.S.)



The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program is intended for professionals in public or private schools who are seeking instructional leadership roles or administrative positions at the district level. The Ed.S. is offered with the choice of two concentrations, and Superintendent which is offered only face-to-face, and Curriculum & Instruction which is offered only online (learn more here).

The Superintendent concentration meets the competency requirements of DESE for certification as a School Superintendent. Individuals serving in Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent positions at public PK-Grade 12 schools in the state of Missouri must be certified at the superintendent level.

Each Ed.S. degree candidate is required to develop a comprehensive plan of study indicating timelines and required courses with a Graduate Advisor. The worksheet for the plan of study is available in the Graduate Advisor’s Office and must be completed and approved at the beginning of the student’s program. The plan of study should be reviewed periodically with a Graduate Advisor to ensure that the student is meeting desired academic goals.

You can attend classes at any of our convenient instructional sites* including:

* Not all classes offered at all locations.  Talk to your advisor for additional satellite locations.

Earn your degree in 18-24 months. Learn and use the latest techniques with some of the finest doctoral professionals in the educational field. The accredited program is built with you in mind – from the class times, certification-qualification, and flexible subject programs that allow you to focus on your current role or your next position.

  • For more information regarding this graduate program, you may access the Graduate Bulletin.