The educational specialist degree with emphasis in PK-12 school administration prepares teachers for specialization in school leadership and administration.

Educational Specialist in Educational Administration

The program (accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) also provides an opportunity for practicing administrators to enhance their professional skills and to connect with other practitioners from the metropolitan area and region.

 

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What does the program look like?

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.

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.

Degree Requirements

Visit UMKC’s Catalog for admissions and degree requirements.

KC-PLUS Partnership

The UMKC Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations is proud to partner with Kansas City PLUS. Kansas City PLUS is a 2-year residency based model where you earn a Ed.S. in PK-12 Educational Administration through UMKC, while also working in a school and receiving one-on-one leadership coaching from the KC PLUS team. Ready to take your skills as an educator to the next level? The application for KC PLUS is now open! Click learn more below for more information and to apply.

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Deadlines

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

Admissions

The online graduate application 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