Educational Administration District-Level Licensure Online

Gain the skills and credentials you need for advanced leadership positions with our online Educational Administration District-Level Licensure program. Add leadership expertise and academic knowledge to your professional profile in a convenient online format.

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Program Overview

A look into our online Educational Administration District-Level Licensure program

Rise to district leadership positions with the knowledge and credentials you will gain in the Emporia State University Educational Administration District-Level Licensure online program. Current education professionals with a minimum five years of teaching experience who already hold a graduate degree and building-level administrator licensure, or who qualify for building-level licensure, are eligible for this post-graduate program.**

This online program provides an accelerated route to obtaining a District Leadership Endorsement. The Ed Admin District-Level Licensure is ideal for aspiring superintendents, assistant superintendents, and district-level directors. It offers practical experience and real-world knowledge as well as leadership capabilities that are crucial for effective district supervisory positions.

ESU’s faculty is dedicated to student success and values student-instructor relationships, providing learners with personalized attention. Prepare for state licensure and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) to qualify for your District Leadership Endorsement faster and more affordably. This program opens doors to the highest levels of educational leadership without pursuing an EdS or EdD. You will learn how to communicate ideas and budgets, which is necessary to ensure cooperation with school boards and other government entities.

Busy educational leaders can complete their practicum in their own districts, allowing you to maintain your current responsibilities while preparing for your future.

In this educational administration online program, you will:

  • Study real-world and current situations and circumstances facing educators and districts in Kansas and across the country
  • Learn to communicate ideas and budgets for school boards and other government entities
  • Gain the understanding and abilities to address and manage facilities, finance, resource allocations and management, and technology for the school and school district
  • Learn legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools and school districts including district-level administrative leadership, school board/administrator relationships, stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, and fiscal accounting
  • Study the principles, processes, practices, and issues related to administering and supervising special programs in education through an overview of different at-risk, vocational, and early childhood education programs
  • Understand federal and state laws that apply to students with exceptionalities, as well as information related to the legal, instructional, and administrative aspects of special education
  • Study real-world and current situations and circumstances facing educators and districts in Kansas and across the country
  • Learn to communicate ideas and budgets for school boards and other government entities
  • Gain the understanding and abilities to address and manage facilities, finance, resource allocations and management, and technology for the school and school district
  • Learn legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools and school districts including district-level administrative leadership, school board/administrator relationships, stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, and fiscal accounting
  • Study the principles, processes, practices, and issues related to administering and supervising special programs in education through an overview of different at-risk, vocational, and early childhood education programs
  • Understand federal and state laws that apply to students with exceptionalities, as well as information related to the legal, instructional, and administrative aspects of special education

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

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Higher-level management and supervisory positions within a campus or school district
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Higher-level management and supervisory positions within a campus or school district

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Emporia State offers a wide range of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Explore all of our online education programs.

$4,980* Total Tuition
12 months Duration
15 Credit Hours

Accreditation

The Teachers College at Emporia State is accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards through the CAEP accreditation system, for a period of seven years.

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Tuition

Our Ed Admin District-Level Licensure is affordable

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

Tuition breakdown:

$4,980* Total Tuition
$332 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Make note of these important dates and deadlines

The Educational Administration District-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.

7 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer 2024, Session I5/13/244/29/245/2/245/6/245/9/24
Summer 2024, Session II7/1/246/17/246/20/246/24/246/27/24
Fall 2024, Session I8/19/248/5/248/8/248/12/248/15/24
Spring 2025, Session I1/13/251/2/251/2/251/6/251/9/25

Now enrolling:

8/5/24 Apply Date
8/19/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

View requirements for enrollment into our Ed Admin District-Level Licensure

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 District-Level Licensure online program. This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • Master’s degree
  • Building-level educational administration license

Ed Admin District-Level Licensure Online Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework for those completing a master’s degree or 3.0 on the last 30 hours of graduate coursework from a previously completed master’s program
  • Copy of state-issued building-level administration license
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A completed transfer request form for students who wish to transfer in credit hours toward the Educational Administration District-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 five years 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.

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Courses

Peruse the curriculum for this online education administration program

The Educational Administration District-Level Licensure online curriculum is comprised of 18 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 is concerned with basic principles accepted in the fiscal and business management of all aspects of the administration of education. Consideration is given to sources of fiscal support, methods of management, program accounting and cost accounting. Course required for students in District Level Leadership licensure program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide those enrolled with the opportunities to study the principles, processes, practices, and issues related to administering and supervising special programs in education. Specific emphasis will be placed on special education. An overview of different at-risk, vocational, and early childhood education programs will be included for study.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the basic principles of educational facility planning. Particular emphasis is given to the relationship between the educational facilities and the educational programs they must accommodate. An examination is made of the broad steps necessary to logically plan, construct, and occupy new educational facilities. Field trips are incorporated as an integral part of course. Course required for students in District Level Leadership licensure program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course designed for aspiring chief school administrators. Includes theory and practice of district-level administrative leadership, school board-administrator relationships, stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, and fiscal accounting. Course required for students in District Leadership Level licensure program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary areas of content will focus on communication, planning, organizing and facilitating, problem solving, decision making and conflict management. Secondary emphasis will be placed on content covered in leadership courses leading to the practicum experience. Students will engage in major field projects and experiences associated with the primary and secondary areas of content under the supervision of a mentor administrator and a university supervisor. Seminars are an integral part of the field experiences and will place emphasis on application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluative levels of learning. Student must complete EA District Level Leadership Non-Degree program and secure advisor or department chair approval prior to August start date.

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*Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.

**This program prepares candidates for district-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.

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