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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 in as few as 6 months.

Overview

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. Designed to prepare you academically to sit for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA),** this quality online program offers a pathway to education administration and expanded school leadership roles, such as principal and department director. In fact, more than 94% of ESU graduates pass the SLLA exam.

$10,956 Total Tuition

As few as 6 months Duration

33* Credit Hours

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.

This online education administration program from Emporia State University is ideal for current teachers and educators who already hold a graduate degree aspiring to advance to building level administrator positions. Plus, students can potentially transfer more than nine credit hours obtained beyond seven years for faster completion.


In this educational administration program online, 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

This online educational administration program prepares you for roles such as:

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

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 pursing 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.

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Tuition

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.

$332 Per Credit Hour

$996 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$10,956 Total Tuition

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Calendar

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.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2020, Session II October 19, 2020 October 5, 2020 October 8, 2020 October 12, 2020 October 15, 2020 December 9, 2020
Spring 2021, Session I January 25, 2021 January 11, 2021 January 13, 2021 January 17, 2021 January 22, 2021 March 12, 2021
Spring 2021, Session II March 29, 2021 March 15, 2021 March 18, 2021 March 22, 2021 March 25, 2021 May 14, 2021
Summer 2021, Session I May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 13, 2021 July 2, 2021
Summer 2021, Session II July 6, 2021 June 22, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 29, 2021 July 1, 2021 August 20, 2021
Fall 2021, Session I August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 19, 2021 October 8, 2021
Fall 2021, Session II October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 7, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 14, 2021 December 8, 2021
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Admissions

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.

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 to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

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

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

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

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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 students of different cultures, races, and ethnicities as well as differently abled students. Major components include the exploration of personal biases and the methods of overcoming them; the basic principles underlying multicultural education; the development of appropriate strategies for teaching and leading; and other functions of the school and 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.

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