Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) – Superintendent - Missouri Baptist University

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Program Level
  • Master's
  • Specialists
Degrees Offered


  • Online
  • Traditional
  • College of Education
  • School of Educational Leadership

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 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.

Program Features 

  • Earn a graduate degree around your schedule.
  • Build upon current skills and begin working towards possible doctoral programs.
  • Learn professional teaching and administrative methods from a Christ-centered perspective.


  • Education consultant
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Instructional coordinator

Let’s Connect

For more details on this online graduate degree at Missouri Baptist University, please contact the Office of Online and Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or