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Education Administration Ed.S.

Introducing the ED.S. Accelerated Cohort Program

  • Cohort start date August 2021
  • Graduate in 5 semesters - May 2023
  • 30 credits | 24 core and 6 elective credits
  • Two 8-week courses per semester
  • All courses offered online using virtual technologies
  • Earn Idaho Superintendent Endorsement
  • All 30 credits can be applied toward a Doctorate (Ed.D.) in K-12 Administration

A great Superintendent responds effectively to multiple district constituencies! Prepare to be an effective  School Superintendent with the Education Specialist in Education Administration. Leading administrators to accomplish goals, building relationships among the school board, teachers, students, parents, staff, and the community toward increased student achievement is the multi-faceted challenge of a Superintendent as an Education Administrator. The Education Specialist in Education Administration aligns with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards. If you are guided by the best path for students, you have the heart of a great Superintendent!

Educational Leadership, Education Administration Concentration, Ed.S.

Preparing professional educators for leadership and administration in school districts

Educational Leadership Course Rotation

Career Opportunities

  • Public School Superintendent
  • Central Office Administrator
  • State Departments of Education
  • Agency or Council Consultant
  • School Capacity Building
  • Textbook Consultant
  • Education Policy Consultant       

ISU Catalog, Ed.S. Ed Leadership-Ed Admin

Program and Admission Requirements

 The Ed.S. in Educational Administration requires a minimum of 30 credits:

  • 21 credits in Educational Administration emphasis courses
  • 3 credits of practicum
  • 6 credits of electives

A candidate with a master's degree in an area other than educational administration may be required to take additional coursework equivalent to that required in the administration degree and must meet initial Idaho administrative certification requirements.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Patti Mortensen

Dr. Patti Mortensen

Professor of Practice

Office: College of Education 377

(208) 282-3661