The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree is an educational specialist degree program of advanced study for those individuals who have already completed a Master’s Degree in Education. No dissertation is required. The Ed.S. degree qualifies individuals for superintendent, central office, program leader and department director positions in schools.
The Ed.S. Oregon Superintendent Licensure program consists of eight courses (eight weeks in length) and two internship field based experiences (sixteen weeks each in length) which meet the State of Oregon requirements for the Oregon Superintendent Licensure. A required two (2) hour Orientation Program supplements the program and provides the candidate with all resources for the program including portfolio design and development, as well as an overview of all standards of assessment.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
Candidates may be asked to show evidence of a valid and current PreAL (Oregon).
|EDL-7111||Strategies of Educational Leadership for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement||3|
|EDL-7120||Research-Based Decision Making||3|
|EDL-7232||Oregon Educational Finance||3|
|EDL-7242||Oregon Supervisory Theory and Practice||3|
|EDL-7252||Oregon Legal Issues for School Districts||3|
|EDL-7260||School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis||3|
|EDL-7301||Ethics for Educational Leaders for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement||3|
|EDL-7895||Superintendent Internship II: The Superintendent as Change Agent||3|
|EDL-7897||Internship: Oregon (ProAL) (no transfer)||3|
Internships are sixteen weeks.
Students may apply thirty (30) semester hours to an Ed.D or a Ph.D degree in Educational Leadership. Thirty-one additional semester hours are required for the Ed.D and thirty-seven additional semester hours are required for the Ph.D. Both the Ed.D and the Ph.D program require a dissertation.
- Have on file an application as a degree-seeking graduate student.
- Have on file one official transcript from EACH college/university attended of all previous coursework taken.
- Complete, for the degree being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the Intent to Graduate/Complete form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Have on file, if applicable, necessary copies of a project, thesis or dissertation.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program, degree and graduation/completion requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to graduation requirements.
In order to be eligible for Oregon licensure via TSPC, all courses must have a grade of B- or higher.