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Online Education Specialist Degree in School Administration (Ed.S.)

Become a superintendent in this fully online Ed.S. degree in school administration.

About the Program

If you are seeking a career as a school superintendent or school administrator, the education specialist (Ed.S.) degree in school administration at Wayne State can help you achieve this goal. Beyond the level of a master's degree, our 30-hour online education specialist program can give you the advanced degree you seek, but without the time and resources required to pursue a doctoral degree in education (Ed.D.). Those who complete the Ed.S. degree in school administration at Wayne State College may be certified to work as a school administrator at any level in a P-12 school system. 

Program of Study


Admission Criteria

You must have a master's degree or endorsement in school administration from an accredited institution. If you hold a graduate degree in another field and have at least two years of teaching experience, you may begin the education specialist program while completing masters-level, school administration deficiency hours (usually 24 credit hours).

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Upon degree completion, you should WSC Certification Officer, Phyllis Spethman, at 402-375-7373 to process the additional administrative endorsement level to your teaching certificate. The Nebraska Department of Education requires successful completion of the Praxis II School Superintendent Assessment. Our program of study is designed to prepare you for such a test, but your performance may depend on many issues beyond the control of our department, including prior educational knowledge, teaching and administrative experiences, test-taking skills, and your retention of course material.

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: Ed.S.

Hours required: 30

Delivery Method: Online

School: Education and Counseling

Department: Educational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Nebraska Department of Education


Questions? Contact:

Dr. Jim Ossian
Professor of Education Leadership
Brandenburg Education Building
Room 114
Phone: 402-375-7185
Email: jaossia1@wsc.edu

Recognized for Excellence

Wayne State College is continually recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, and innovative learning.

Most Affordable Online College for Master's in Education 2018 - SR Education Group
Top 20 most affordable online colleges for a master's in education for 2018


Best Online College in Nebraska 2018 - Affordable Colleges Online
Ranked as one of the best online colleges in Nebraska for 2018

College of Distinction Award for Education Degrees, 2017-18
The only public college in Nebraska to receive the College of Distinction award


Best Schools for K-12 Education award, 2018
Ranked #9 in the nation for best K-12 education programs



Online master's degrees at Wayne State College are among the lowest priced in the nation.  Online tuition is a flat rate, regardless of residency.

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Online classes are available throughout the summer, fall, and spring.  Advance your career and get started today!