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School Administration Program Coursework

Program Coordinator:
Robert Lyons, EdD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling
270-809-2793

Additional Kentucky Administrator Professional Certificates
There are four additional certificates that may be obtained: a) Instructional Leadership - Supervisor of Instruction, b)Instructional Leadership - School Superintendent, c) Director of Pupil Personnel, and d) Director of Special Education. All programs are aligned to the Interstate School Leader Licensure Standards and the Technology Standards for School Administrators. Applicants to these programs must have the following:
• earned master's degree in Education Administration
• three years of teaching experience at the time of application
• valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
• additional requirements are listed with each certificate as appropriate

New Program

PreK-12 Certificate - only
Option is Eliminated - students must get Masters\
Instructional Leadership - Supervisor of Instruction
Total Course Requirements: 6 hours
Level 1 Supervisor of Instruction
ADM 669 Seminar in School Administration
ADM 749 School district Administration

Total Course Requirements
Level 2 Supervisor of Instruction: 3 hours
ADM 759 Strategic Planning in Education

Director of Pupil Personnel
Total Course Requirements: 6 hours
Level 1 Director of Pupil Personnel
ADM 667 Pupil Personnel Accounting
ADM 669 Seminar in School Administration

Total Course Requirements: 3 hours
Level 2 Director of Pupil Personnel
ADM 677 Crisis Management in Schools
OR
COM 639 Seminar in Conflict Resolution
OR
HDL 692 Group Processes

Specialist in Education: Educational Administration
The Specialist in Education for Educational Administration is designed for individuals pursuing district-level certification in K-12 education. The EdS in Education Administration is a 21-hour program in addition to a 30-hour Master of Arts in Educational Administration. Upon completion of the 30-hour Master in Educational Administration, the student may reapply to the Education Specialist program and complete the remaining 21 hours. NOTE: Total program hours must equal or exceed 60 hours beyond the bachelor's degree. Additional advisor-approved elective(s) may be required.

Admission Requirements:
• Earned Master of Arts in Educational Administration
• Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
• Minimum five (5)years experience as a professional educator

TOTAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 21-30 hours

Specialist in Education: Educational Administration (21-30 hours)
Requirements beyond MAED in Educational Administration (21-30 hours)
ADM 669 Seminar in School Administration
ADM 677 Crisis Management in Schools*
ADM 739 The School superintendency
ADM 749 School District Administration
ADM 759 Strategic Planning in Education
ADM 667 Pupil Personnel Accounting *
OR
SED 650 Administration of Special Education Programs
ADM 779 The Superintendency Practicum^
OR
ADM 798 Specialty Study
Advisor approved electives as needed: 0 to 9 hours

*Field Experience Required
^Capston Project Required

Exit Criteria:
• verification of field experiences
• successful defense of specialty study or capstone project

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