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Specialist in Education in Educational Administration

Major: EDAD
Degree Awarded: Ed.S.
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/eds-ea


Program Information

Includes both Principal Certification and Supervisor of Instruction Certification
 

Cards 7: Degree Program Admission Requirements

  • Joint screening by ELFH Department and local school district personnel
  • A written rationale for pursuing the degree (limit of 1 page)
  • A current resume
  • Your philosophy of education (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Two written letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's skills and understanding of (a) ability to improve student achievement, (b) leadership, (c), advanced knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  One must be from the current site supervisor.
  • Three years of successful K-12 teaching experience in Kentucky (including successful completion of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program), or three years ( 1 year = 140 contract days) of successful K-12 teaching outside the state of Kentucky.

Admission

  • Evidence of bachelor’s and master's degree.
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work

Admission to this Program

  • General Test Section score on the Graduate Record Examination of 900 (Verbal + Quantitative)
  • A 3.3 grade point average from  the Masters degree program
  • Signed copies of the following forms:  Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement and Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel


Curriculum


Level 1    
ELFH 633 Organizational Structures and Operations 3
ELFH 634 P-12 Leadership for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
ELFH 635 P-12 Human Resources:  Securing and Developing Staff 3
ELFH 636 Shaping School Culture and Community 3
 
MIDPOINT ASSESSMENT   
Satisfactory dispositions assessment.Satisfactory completion of Hallmark/Dispositions Assessments in ELFH 633, 634, 635, and 636.  Must maintain a GPA of 3.3.
ELFH 637 Leveraging Community Systems and Resources for School Improvement 3
ELFH 620 Legal Issues in P-12 Education 3
ELFH 622 Educational Resource Management in P-12 Education 3
ELFH 782 Reflective Practice for School Leaders 3
  Total Hours for Level 1 24
Refer to program completion requirements for Level 1 prior to Level 2
ELFH 609 Principal Internship (required course) 3
ELFH XXX Elective (TBD by student and advisor - may be a course leading to additional certification)  3
ELFH XXX Elective (TBD by student and advisor - course may be outside of the College of Education)  
ELFH XXX Elective (TBD by student and advisor - course may be outside of the College of Education)  
EXIT ASSESSMENT 
Students in the Ed.S. program will be required to complete an exit portfolio in their last semester of the program.
 
  Minimum Total Hours for Ed.S. 30
  Minimum Total Hours for Rank I* 60
 

*Completion of  a Rank I program requires a minimum of 60 hours in approved program before 45 hours have been completed.  For Rank I purposes, approved graduate hours at the Masters level may be counted to reach 60 hours, though some of those hours may not count toward certification.  Students seeking Rank I simultaneously with this certification program must complete the appropriate form with the advisor. The advisor must approve electives/unnamed courses.

DEGREE PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A grade point average of 3.3 in all courses counting on this program.
  2. Successful completion of  a capstone in ELFH 782 at the completion of Level 1.
  3. Successful completion of a program portfolio at the end of Level 2.  Information about the portfolio is found in "Guidelines for Portfolio Completion Requirement," available from your advisor.

Certification requirements

  1. The Education Professional Standards Board is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators.  Candidates for principal certification must pass both the SLLA and the KYTP.  These tests may be taken during the last semester of coursework for Level 1 Principal Certification.  Current information about the Kentucky assessment program may be retrieved from www.kyepsb.net/assessment/.
  2. Completion of three (3) years of full-time teaching experience.


Departmental Faculty


Meera Alagaraja

Assistant Professor

Melissa Andris

Professor 

Mathew Bergman

Instructor

Beth Bukoski

Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill
Instructor

Bradley Carpenter
Assistant Professor

Namok Choi
Professor

Denise Cumberland

Assistant Professor

Sherry Duffy

Instructor

Jacob Gross
Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ann Herd
Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy
Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Gaetane Jean-Marie
Professor

Department Chair

Tiffanie Lewis

Assistant Professor

Bridgette O. Pregliasco
Assistant Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Michael Rowland
Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck
Assistant Professor

James Stone
Professor

Jeffrey Sun

Professor



Contact Information

Educational Administration - Ed.S.

Bradley Carpenter, (502) 852-6475
 

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