Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure Online

Prepare for advanced leadership positions with our 100% online Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure program. This post-graduate program offers you the leadership expertise and academic groundwork needed to prepare for building level leadership quickly.

Apply By: 3/6/23
Start Class: 3/20/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

A snapshot of the ESU online Education Administration Building-Level Licensure program

Gain the qualifications you need to rise to positions of leadership within your school or district in the Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure online program from Emporia State University. This online educational administration program is ideal for current teachers and educators who already hold a graduate degree and aspire to advance to building level administrator positions.

For faster completion, this online program builds on previous degrees and provides an accelerated route to obtaining licensure by allowing students to potentially utilize more than nine credit hours from a previous master’s degree and coursework taken beyond seven years (as otherwise limited for degree-seeking students). Students who have prior coursework in educational research, cultural influences, foundations of education, and curriculum leadership can have those courses evaluated for possible waivers, resulting in a program of as few as 15 credit hours.

The Ed Admin Building-Level Licensure program provides academic preparation for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)** and offers a pathway to educational administration and expanded school leadership roles, such as principal or department director. In fact, more than 94% of ESU graduates pass the SLLA exam.

Taught online by tenured faculty and experienced practitioners, rigorous educational coursework emphasizes the essential leadership skills needed to effectively run a school building, such as: promoting teacher growth via supervision and evaluation, managing day-to-day school operations, and advocating a strong school culture benefitting all stakeholders, including faculty, supporting staff, parents, and most importantly, students. Practicum and fieldwork experiences are incorporated throughout the courses.

Note: The state of Kansas requires five years of experience to be eligible for the initial School Leaders License. Currently, Emporia State encourages Kansas applicants with three years of experience to apply to this endorsement program.

Students who are pursuing licensure and choose to change to degree-seeking will be permitted to utilize only 12 hours earned in the licensure status toward a master's degree per Graduate School Policy.


*Students who do not transfer any previously earned credit hours will have a curriculum comprised of 33 credit hours.

**This program prepares candidates for building level licensure based on requirements in the state of Kansas. Candidates are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensing organization to ensure the program meets relevant licensing requirements. State licensing exams are not required for program completion.

In this educational administration online program, you will:

  • Gain the academic preparation you need for building level leadership licensure
  • Develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field, including: working with others as a member of a team, expressing yourself orally or in writing, and finding and using resources for answering questions and solving problems
  • Gain managerial expertise integral to the day-to day practices, methods, and management needed within a school and district organization
  • Discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view in curriculum, educational research articles and reports, issues, and resources in the field of educational technology
  • Gain the academic preparation you need for building level leadership licensure
  • Develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field, including: working with others as a member of a team, expressing yourself orally or in writing, and finding and using resources for answering questions and solving problems
  • Gain managerial expertise integral to the day-to day practices, methods, and management needed within a school and district organization
  • Discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view in curriculum, educational research articles and reports, issues, and resources in the field of educational technology

This online building-level licensure program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Building Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Athletic Director
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Department Director
  • Lead Teacher
  • District School Administrator Specialist
  • Building Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Athletic Director
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Department Director
  • Lead Teacher
  • District School Administrator Specialist

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$10,956 Total Tuition
6 months Duration
33* Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Tuition for the Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$10,956* Total Tuition
$332 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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The Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 2023, Session I1/17/231/3/231/6/231/13/233/6/23
Spring 2023, Session II3/20/233/6/233/9/233/16/235/5/23
Summer 2023, Session I5/15/235/1/235/4/235/11/236/30/23
Summer 2023, Session II7/3/236/19/236/22/236/29/238/18/23
Fall 2023, Session I8/21/238/7/238/10/238/17/2310/9/23
Fall 2023, Session II10/18/2310/4/2310/9/2310/16/2312/8/23

Now enrolling:

3/6/23 Apply Date
3/20/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

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Your journey begins here! The admission process is the first step toward completing your post-graduate program. Be sure to get familiar with these requirements to enroll in the Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure online program. This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • Master's degree
  • Current state-issued teaching license

Ed Admin Building-Level Licensure Online Admission Requirements

  • No GRE is required
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 hours of study
  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA average of no less than a 3.0
  • A completed transfer request form for students who wish to transfer in credit hours toward the Educational Administration Building Level Licensure online program; students may find the transfer request at emporia.edu/gradtransfer
  • Current state-issued teaching license (or other relevant professional license such as: school psychologist, school counselor, speech-language pathologist). It is strongly encouraged that students submit a copy of the license by the admissions document deadline and required no later than the first day of class. Students who do not submit a copy by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes. The license can be uploaded to the Graduate Application Portal or emailed to [email protected].
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience is encouraged for Kansas applicants, as 5 years of teaching experience is required by the state of Kansas to be eligible for the administrative license. Applicants are encouraged to check professional experience requirements outlined by their state licensing organizations.
  • All online students must complete an ID Verification form. It is strongly encouraged that students complete this form by the admissions document deadline and required no later than the first day of class. This form can be accessed directly through the Graduate Application Portal. Students who do not complete the form by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed (or overnighted) to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

Courses

Take a look at the online educational administration curriculum

The Educational Administration Building-Level Licensure online curriculum is comprised of 33 credit hours. However, students have the opportunity to transfer in nine 9 or more credit hours to minimize their time to completion and total tuition.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on criteria for effective instruction, effective supervision techniques that promote teachers' professional growth, and teacher evaluation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course contains an overview of the research, theory and practice that relate to a school leader's responsibility to develop and maintain healthy organizations and to create an organizational culture that promotes creativity and performance. Topics include major contemporary theorists, leadership and empowerment, leadership and diversity issues, leadership for change, schools as unique social systems and complex organizations, and issues related to the changing values and attitudes of professionals and the community about schools.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to prepare students to effectively educate culturally, ethnically, racially different, and differently abled students. Major components are: to explore personal biases and methods of overcoming them; explore the basic principles underlying multicultural education and to develop appropriate strategies for teaching, leading, and other functions of the school and its community.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, a detailed study of Kansas school law and regulations will be made as they apply to education. Consideration is given to statutes, court decisions and case law that affect administrative procedures and patterns.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on methods and areas managing today's schools. Particular attention will be given to each distinct subsystem within the school and district organization. Managerial skills that are inherent in day-to-day practices will also be studied.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Enrollment in this course is concurrent with specified core courses in the educational administration program. Students will be engaged in field projects and experiences associated with the primary areas of content under the supervision of a mentor administrator and a university supervisor. An integral part of the field experiences will place emphasis on application, analysis and synthesis and will evaluate levels of learning through a variety of activities. Students must be near completion of the EA Building Leadership program and secure department chair approval prior to the course start date.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Enrollment in this course is concurrent with specified core courses in the educational administration program. Students will be engaged in field projects and experiences associated with the primary areas of content under the supervision of a mentor administrator and a university supervisor. An integral part of the field experiences will place emphasis on application, analysis and synthesis and will evaluate levels of learning through a variety of activities. Students must be near completion of the EA Building Leadership program and secure department chair approval prior to the course start date.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to prepare school leaders (teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, etc.) for the integration and application of diverse educational technologies into classrooms and schools in ways that reflect a theoretical, research-based and practical understanding of curriculum development and the effective uses of technology. Course content explores practical ways to integrate technology into both teaching and learning as well as the critical importance of adequate training and professional development for successful integration
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students completing this course will, as current or future educational leaders, explain and work effectively with the design and management of academic programs, grades Pre-K-12. They will interpret past, current and emerging curriculum initiatives and describe their intended impact on school curricula, teachers and students. Students will also explain and demonstrate in simulated settings processes for creating, implementing and managing local academic programs in the context of those reform initiatives. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge in four projects which gauge how students can successfully apply what they have learned in a variety of curriculum-related settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, differing values and issues in education are addressed, as are the philosophical, historical and social forces that create the issues. Students will be challenged to investigate the historical and cultural antecedents of modern education. They will also examine their own belief systems with regard to the institution of education and to the role and function of the teacher and school leader.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an introductory graduate-level course in research methodology designed to allow the student to function as a knowledgeable and critical consumer of scholarly research in his/her field. The course will also emphasize the use of action research for program improvement.

*Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.

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