Educational Specialist Degrees

The educational specialist degree with emphasis in PK-12 school administration (accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) prepares teachers for specialization in school leadership and administration. The program also provides an opportunity for practicing administrators to enhance their professional skills and to connect with other practitioners from the metropolitan area and region. To this end, the program’s emphasis is the development of broad understanding and experiences across the whole professional field, the acquisition of in-depth knowledge in at least one specialized field in educational administration, and integrative experiences demonstrating the application of theory to practice.

 

Educational Specialist for Beginning Principals
The Ed.S. degree with emphasis in educational administration prepares teachers for specialization in school leadership and administration.  The program also provides an opportunity for practicing administrators to enhance their professional skills and to connect with other practitioners from the metropolitan area and region.  Students in the program gain a broad understanding across the professional field, the acquisition of in-depth knowledge in at least one specialized field in educational administration, and integrative experiences demonstrating the application of theory to practice.

 

Emphasis Areas:

  • Elementary Administration
  • Secondary Administration

Degree Requirements:

Application Deadlines:

  • July 1 for Fall entry
  • November 1 for Spring entry
  • April 1 for Summer entry

Program Forms and Documents:

Program Contact:

  • Uzziel H. Pecina, Ed.D.
    Program Coordinator
    328 Education Building
    816-235-2447
    pecinau@umkc.edu

Admissions:

  • The online graduate application (Apply Now button on sidebar) and the official transcripts will need to be sent directly to the UMKC Admissions Office. All other supplemental application materials including the Application Packet Cover Sheet should be sent to:
    ELPF Division Office
    615 E. 52nd St., Suite #328
    Kansas City, MO 64110