Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education Ed.S.

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Our specialist degree program prepares you for leadership roles in grades K-12. Graduates learn to be school leaders/scholars through the applied study of theoretical and empirical literature on the science of organizations and the current and emerging art and craft of leadership. Individuals who complete the specialist program are eligible to be recommended for Class AA professional educator certification in instructional leadership.


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Degree Overview | Cost and Financial Support | Administrative Certification | Faculty | Admissions Information | Initial Registration Requirement


Degree Overview

Instructional Support Courses – 27-28 hrs
  • Nature of Adult Education
  • Theory & Development of Organizations
  • Leadership in Finance & Management
  • Leadership in the Development and Application of Curriculum & Theory Design
  • Ethics for Leaders
  • Instructional & Information Technologies
  • Program Implementation
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Project Analysis
  • Practicum (if needed to meet state regulations)
Additional Courses – 6 hrs
  • Advanced Survey of Exceptionality (required if not previously taken)
  • Other Approved Courses
Educational Leadership Course Descriptions
Curriculum Model

Cost and Financial Support

Scholarships Available
  • Dr. Dennis J. Sabo Fellowship
    • Graduate student in EFLT
    • Preparing for or presently serving in a leadership role in K-12 education, or preparing to teach in higher education in area of K-12 leadership
    • Evidence of financial need
    • Priority to recipients who have a family for which they are, at least in part, responsible for supporting.
  • Dr. William A. Spencer Annual Fellowship
    • Graduate student in EFLT
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Exhibits exceptional promise and leadership in one of the areas of the EFLT Department
  • JoAnn Granberry Murrell
    • Fully admitted to College of Education
    • Part-time or Full-time student
    • Enrolled in EFLT program
    • Demonstrate financial need

Administrative Certification

  • You must earn a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II test
  • Effective for candidates unconditionally admitted July 1, 2017 and after, a minimum GPA of 3.5 will be required on all courses used to meet specialist-level certification program requirements.
  • You must complete the certification application to Professional Education Services.

Faculty

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Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

Admission Prerequisites

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Approval of the Department’s Graduate Program Committee, Department Head, faculty members of the Administration of Elementary & Secondary Education program and the Dean of the Graduate School

Application Materials

  • All official transcripts
    (Hard copies) Send to: Graduate School, 106 Hargis Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
    (Electronic copies) — if permitted by granting institution — Send to:  graduatetranscripts@auburn.edu
  • Statement of Intent
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Up-to-date résumé
  • Valid & renewable teaching certificate (Alabama Class A Instructional Leadership)
  • Clear background check
  • EDUCATEAlabama Professional Learning Plan & feedback
  • Evidence of ability to improve student achievement
  • Evidence of leadership & management potential

Initial Registration Requirement

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.