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Educational Specialist, Education Administration, Ed.S.


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The Educational Specialist in Educational Administration degree is designed to fulfill the state of Missouri’s requirements for Superintendent (K-12) Initial Administrator certification in a 33-credit hour program or a Building-Level (K-12) Initial Administrator certification in a 33-credit hour program.  There are two components:  1) Completion of the program of study earns the Educational Specialist in Educational Administration degree, and 2) Certification as a Superintendent (K-12) Initial Administrator certificate is earned by the passing of current DESE state assessments. or certification as a Building-Level (K-12) Initial Administrator certificate is earned by passing of current DESE state assessments. The program is offered in an 8-week format, classes meet totally online. Full-time enrollment is one course per 8-week term. The coursework for this 33-credit hour program is offered in an 8-week format totally online (with the exception of a 16-week field experience semester). 

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited  institution and a valid state teaching certificate (applicant must provide copy of certificate). Note: This must be completed before the completion of the first three credit hours.
  • A Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from an acceptable accredited  institution. Note: If you are seeking admission to the Educational Specialist program and do not have a Master of Education in Educational Administrator or Educational Leadership, please contact the area coordinator, Gina Chambers, Ph.D., at gchambers@park.edu.
  • Current school employment either as a teacher or administrator is required.   
  • Students seeking DESE Superintendent (K-12) Administer certificate must have a minimum of one year’s experience as a building or district level administrator at a public or accredited non-public school in order to apply for certification and a score equal to or greater than the Missouri qualifying score on assessments designated by the State Board of Education
  • A felony background check and FBI fingerprint check must be completed and clearance received for admission.

Requirements For: Educational Specialist - 33 Hours, 3.0 GPA


Graduation Requirements


Park University confers the Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work and Education Specialist degrees at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Park University courses.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major as outlined in this catalog.
  • Completion of all earned credit with no more than 2 grades of C earned.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.

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