Program Requirements

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Successful completion of the specialist in educational leadership requires the following:

Degree requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 28 or 32 approved graduate hours with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.
  2. A minimum of two years supervisory and/or teaching experience.
  3. Research. A minimum of three semester hours field study assignment.
  4. Comprehensive Examination. A period of time will be scheduled for a comprehensive exam for all students who have not previously passed a comprehensive examination in educational administration at Missouri State University. In addition, students will be required to present an acceptable oral review of their field study.
  5. Transfer Credit. A maximum of 8-9 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the master's degree may be accepted toward the hours required for the Specialist in Education Degree. All transfer credit must be "A" or "B" grade status from a regionally accredited college or university and must be approved by the program coordinator.