Superintendent

Our superintendent program requires 64 credit hours. For full certification you must have a valid teaching certificate, four years of teaching and supervisory or administrative experience. Click on this link to apply -> How to Apply 

For program requirements click -> Program Requirements

The following coursework is required:

Required 700-level courses - 30 hrs (Add Educational Administration courses are taught Missouri State Direct, live interactive technology)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3 hrs

EAD 752

OR

EAD 753

The Secondary School Principal   

OR

The Elementary Principal    

3 hrs
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3 hrs
EAD 781 Organizational Management      3 hrs
EAD 772 Internship - On Site - Part 1 1 hr
EAD 782 Internship-On Site - Part 2 1 hr
EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies       1 hr
EAD 784 Multiculture Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3 hrs
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3 hrs
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancements 3 hrs
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3 hrs

EAD 746/ SEC 701
or
EAD 745/ ELE 710

Curriculum for Secondary Principals/

Secondary School Curriculum
or
Curriculum for Elementary Principals/

Elementary School Curriculum

3 hrs

Advanced Level Courses (Advisor approval required) - 26 hrs

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 850 Politics of Education 3 hrs
EAD 858 School Personnel 3 hrs
EAD 862 The Superintendency 3 hrs
EAD 863  Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3 hrs
EAD 864 Diversity and Community Relations 3 hrs
EAD 865 School Law 3 hrs
EAD 866 Public School Finance 3 hrs
EAD 867 School Plant Planning and Maintenance 3 hrs
EAD 882 Superintendency Internship - Part 1 1 hr
EAD 883 Superintendency Internship - Part 2 1 hr

Research Sequence - 8-9 hrs

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours

EAD 788

 

or

SFR 780    

Action Research in Educational Leadership

or

Educational Research Methodology

3 hrs

EAD 895

or

SFR 890

Research in Administrative Practices

or

Field Research and Evaluation

3 hrs
EAD 860 Field Study 2-3 hrs
  Total (Minimum) 64 hrs