Specialist in Educational Administration (Blended)
The Specialist Degree in Educational Administration is a program designed for practicing educators who already hold a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing a career in school administration and supervision, primarily for coursework toward Ohio Administration Licensure. The program of study is spread over courses in educational administration, professional education outside the area of educational administration, and research methods and educational statistics.
- Please note, applicants must have a master’s degree for admission into the Ed.S. program.
- Ed.S. and licensure earned within two to four years (dependent upon applicability of prior master’s coursework)
- Blended degree program (predominantly online with a few regularly scheduled face-to-face evening sessions)
- ElCCC Standard-Based Program
- UCEA Membership
- Expertise of BGSU Faculty and area K-12 Administrators
- Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work beyond the master’s degree including all specific requirements for the degree and for certification where relevant. Specific requirements include:
- Education Courses: EDAS 6210, EDAS 6250, EDTL 6110, EDFI 6710, EDFI 6410, EDFI 6420 or their equivalents are required. These courses may be completed either in conjunction with the master’s degree or as part of the post-master’s work.
- Practicum or Field Service Experience: This phase of the program must be appropriate to the area of specialization.
- Students should have a tentative degree program on file early in the Ed. S. program. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate work to be eligible for the degree.
In addition to the regular course examinations, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during the final period of registration for course work.
Completion of Work
Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ed. S. degree within six years of the date of initial enrollment in the degree program. Time served in the armed forces or on approved leave of absence is exempt from this time limitation.
**Students interested in the Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and/or district-level administrative licensure participate in the Superintendent Cohort Leadership Academy (SCLA).
- Applicants must have at least one year of teaching experience in a school setting. Prospective students without teaching experience may be considered; however, a rationale will need to be provided by the student as to why we should consider their application, and the faculty committee will also interview the prospective student.
Step 1: Apply Online to the Graduate CollegeStep 2: Submit Transcripts and Test Scores
Complete the graduate application form online.
Note: The $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic students per graduate application submitted ($75 non-refundable application fee for international students) can be paid online or by sending a check to the Graduate College AFTER your application has been submitted (see Step 2 for address).
Two official transcripts from all institutions attended and GRE* test scores are to be sent to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
*Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the past five years; target composite score of 800+ (or 280+ with new GRE) on verbal/quantitative portions. GRE is waived if undergraduate GPA is 2.75 or higher and graduate GPA is 3.00 or higher.
Note: TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English
Please send the following application materials to the EDAS Program SecretaryLetter of Application
(550 Education Building, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0250)Your letter of application should detail (a) why you have chosen this program at BGSU, (b) your professional goals, academic strengths, and personal characteristics that will lead to your success as a school administrator; (c) ways in which you will be an asset to our program; and (d) why you should be admitted to this program. In addition, you will need to complete and submit the EDAS Database Form.Resume or Curriculum VitaYour most recent resume/curriculum vita should include evidence of (a) successful teaching experience; (b) leadership ability or capacity; (c) professional development activities; and (d) professional memberships, committees, publications, and honors.Three Letters of RecommendationThe information on the form or in the letter must speak to your potential success both as a graduate student and as an educational administrator. One must be from an individual familiar with your academic ability; the other two must be from an administrator or supervisor who is familiar with your professional performance. Of these two, one must be from a current supervisor. Click here for the Reference Form.Administrative Licensure Application (optional)Only those who are seeking Ohio administrative licensure in conjunction with the Ed.S., need to submit a completed Application for Administrative Licensure form. Click here to complete the Licensure Application.
A recommendation regarding your admissibility will be made by the Graduate College within 30 days after you have completed the above program application procedures. Please complete all application procedures for admission to the EDAS Specialist’s degree program in a timely fashion. A review of incomplete applications is made quarterly and your file will be withdrawn from active application status if you do not submit all application materials.