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. Please note that the New Hampshire Department of Education requires that once the approved course of study has been completed, the applicant must have three years of experience as a K-12 administrator and must submit with the application three (3) references from persons who can attest to the candadate's proficiencies in the required leadership area. In addition, starting with summer 2019 new students who are admitted to the Ed.S. and also plan to pursue New Hampshire principal certification will complete a split internship (EDUC 974 with half (34 hours) of the internship spent at a school incoperation with a credentialed principal and one half (35 hours) will spent at a school district office in cooperatin with a credentialed superintendent or assitant 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.