Educational Administration & Supervision - Ed.S.
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Administration & Supervision. In order to eligible for this degree, the applicant must possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. This degree has a minimum of 36 credits including an internship and field project. This Ed.S. leads to certification as a New Hampshire superintendent. The program is offered at the UNH Durham and UNH Manchester campuses on an alternating basis. Most students desiring to move through the course of study at a steady pace, take classes at both campuses. Courses are offered in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online instructional modes as well as some Saturday morning classes.
Students in this option can also pursue certification as a New Hampshire principal. The principalship option of the Ed.S. is designed for those students who do not hold a master’s degree in school administration or principal certification. After a transcript review, these students may be required to take up to five additional courses, two of which will count as electives for the Ed.S. Once the student has been admitted to the Ed.S. and the courses stipulated in the admission letter have been met, the student will be eligible for principal certification even though the Ed.S. degree has not yet been completed.
The five courses we screen for this program follow:
- School Finance/Budgeting (EDUC 962)
- School Law (EDUC 967)
- Educational Supervision (EDUC 965)
- Introduction to Educational Evaluation (EDUC 972) or a graduate research course
- Seminar in Curriculum Study (EDUC 953), a broad based, not content specific, curriculum course such as EDUC 960 Curriculum Development
Core Courses (20 credits)
|EDUC||964||Human Resource Administration||4|
|EDUC||968||Collective Bargaining in Public Education||4|
|EDUC||971||School Facilities Management||4|
|EDUC||973||Policy, Politics & Planning in Education||4|
|EDUC||977||Leadership: The District Level Administrator||4|
Elective Courses (8 credits)
In consultation with their advisers, students choose electives from courses offered by the Department of Education and other departments.
Concluding Experience (8 credits)
|EDUC||974/975||Administrative Internship and Field Project||8|
A Education Specialist (Ed.S.) student who does not hold a master’s degree in administration may be required to take additional prerequisite courses of which two may be counted as electives.
Ed.S. in Administration & Supervision Option in Leadership in Counseling
The Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) option in Leadership in Counseling requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) credits in counseling and administration coursework. The program is designed to meet the requirements for certification by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Guidance and Counseling Director. Certification has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire State department of Education. Graduate students interested in New Hampshire certification must discuss this option with the faculty advisor prior to starting the program.
Applicants to the program must possess a master’s degree in counseling and hold certification as a school counselor. The applicant must also have completed a minimum of three years of paid service with progressively responsible experience in the field of school guidance and counseling, with recent leadership experience.
The option in Leadership and Counseling requires a minimum of 36 credits. However, if prerequisites listed below have not been met prior to admission to the program, the total number of credits may exceed the minimum of 36 credits.
The following three courses, or their equivalents, must be completed before the required courses can be taken:
- EDUC 919 Counseling Practicum: Professional and Ethical Orientation
- EDUC 932 Society & Culture: Contemporary Issues in Counseling
- EDUC 933 Developmental Models of Comprehensive School Guidance
Required Courses: 24 Credits
EDUC 964 Human Resources in Education
EDUC 967 School Law
EDUC 972 Introduction to Educational Evaluation
EDUC 973 Policy, Politics, and Planning in Education
EDUC 977 Leadership: The District Level
EDUC 974 Internship. Ed.S. students in the Leadership in Counseling Option will have specific requirements associated with their certification requirements incorporated into their internship. The internship will be conducted at the district office level or at the school level with a practicing Director of Counseling.
Elective Course: 8 Credits (approval of advisor)
If the admitted student has met the prerequisites stated above, she/he must select at least two electives/8 graduate credits that the advisor for the program has approved. If the student needs to complete prerequisites up to two of the prerequisite courses can be used as the elective course consistent with Graduate School policies. Other acceptable electives include courses in counseling, administration (e.g., EDUC 968 Collective Bargaining), and special education (e.g., EDUC 951 Special Education Law).