School Administration, Specialist in Education (098)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ealr/
Stacy R. Leggett, email@example.com, (270) 745-4890
The Specialist in Education Degree in School Administration is an advanced professional degree involving a minimum of 36 semester hours of study beyond the master’s degree. The degree is designed primarily for those planning to enter the school principalship or other administrative/supervisory positions.
- Teacher Education (TCHR)
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5 from graduate work at the master’s degree level;
- Minimum scores of 148 Verbal and 148 Quantitative on the GRE and an overall GAP score of 605 [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q) + (Undergraduate GPA x 100)], a score in the 50th percentile or higher on the MAT, or a 646 Communication and 643 General Knowledge for the NTE;
- A Graduate School admission application (online) along with a copy of current and valid teaching certificate;
- Three recommendation letters from graduate faculty and/or professional associates; Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research application forms for programmatic admission; and
- A departmental review.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (36 hours)
|EDAD 699||Independent Specialist Project||6|
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- A minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate credit in a planned program beyond the master’s degree;
- A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours must be full-time residence credit;
- A minimum of nine (9) semester hours of residence credit must be completed before admission to candidacy and a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of credit after admission to candidacy; and
- Candidates may transfer a maximum of six (6) semester hours, approved by the student’s advisory committee, from an institution with an accredited advanced graduate program in educational administration. At least twenty-one (21) semester hours must be in courses numbered 500 or above. Minimum full-time residence requirements may be met through two semesters, or a semester and a summer, or two summers.
The specialist project is considered to be an integral part of the specialist program.
- The student must enroll for six (6) hours of credit in EDAD 699.
- The project shall be planned with reference to the student’s field of specialization and professional goals.
- The project may take the form of a field project, a creative study, or a more formal research study. Regardless of the form of the project, the study shall culminate in a written scholarly project.
- This project must be approved by the student’s graduate committee and by the Graduate School.
- Candidates must follow the guidelines of the Educational Administration, Leadership and Research Department.
- The project must conform to APA Style and university guidelines.
- The time limit for the completion of all requirements for the specialist degree is six years from the date of first registration in the Specialist in Education Degree Program.
- A student cannot be formally admitted to the Specialist in Education Degree program until all admission requirements are met.