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Educational Administration, EdD Specialization in P-12

Superintendent Endorsement

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Blended
  • Total Credits
    96
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $325.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $700.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The blended P-12 specialization in educational administration is a cooperative program offered through both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses. This program is designed for students seeking an endorsement as a P-12 superintendent. Courses integrate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards to enable students to develop the principles, processes, and practical skills necessary for effective district-level leadership. 

This is a blended program, requiring students to attend three on-campus seminars during the first, second and third summer terms of enrollment. The on-campus seminars are intense, short sessions focused on topics of compelling interest taught by experts in trends in P-12 administration. All other courses are offered online.

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (a merger of TEAC and NCATE).
Kent Mann
Associate Professor of Practice

Dr. Mann's outreach work includes involvement with the Nebraska Council of School Administrator's Networking with New Principals project and consulting with school districts and conducting student discipline hearings as requested. He is the founder of Leadership2, a network designed to create dialogue and discussion with second-year Nebraska building principals. He also serves and the liaison between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Greater Nebraska Superintendent's organization. Dr. Mann teaches a wide variety of courses in the area of school leadership.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A master's degree

    Must be from an accredited institution

  2. 3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    Certification as a school administrator

  4. Taken the GRE

  5. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  6. A written personal statement

  7. 3 letters of recommendation

  8. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  9. Three samples of writing or research

  10. Personal Vita or Resume

  11. Copy of your current administrative certificate

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY, please contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

Summer
February 1

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDAD 800Foundation of Research & Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration3

Course Number: EDAD 800

A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.

EDAD 801Cross-Cultural Leadership Studies3

Course Number: EDAD 801

Prereq: Permission For those interested in exploring leadership and leadership issues from a cross-cultural perspective. Students construct their understanding of different cultural perspectives on leadership through readings, interviews, and field trips. Provides students with a valuable perspective on their own and other cultural perspectives through the comparison of cultural viewpoints. Native American understanding of leadership.

EDAD 830Administrative Theory3

Course Number: EDAD 830

Introduction to classic and contemporary administrative theory as applied to educational organizations. The theoretical nature of the course content is relevant to those with an interest in a broad variety of educational institutions. General organizational theory, organizational models, historical schools of administrative theory, authority, power, motivation, and leadership. Frequently students are involved in studying problems of practice as a means of testing theory.

EDAD 833Educational Finance3

Course Number: EDAD 833

Critical analysis of the political and economic elements impacting K-12 school finance. Content and activities address both building and district level concerns with an emphasis on principles, programs, and trends in school finance.

EDAD 835Business Managment of Schools3

Course Number: EDAD 835

Allocation and management of fiscal resources including aspects of financial planning and reporting, budgeting and accounting procedures, purchasing, risk management and insurance, investing and bond issues, and auxiliary service.

EDAD 837Education Law1-4

Course Number: EDAD 837

Evolution, principles, and practice of education law in relation to local, state, and national units of organization. Education law of Nebraska.

EDAD 905Issues in Governance of Educational Institutions1-3

Course Number: EDAD 905

(1-3 cr, max 3) Issues in the governance of K-12 schools including administrator-school board roles and relationships.

EDAD 906Issues in System Level Administration3

Course Number: EDAD 906

(now the old 844) Prereq: Masters degree or equivalent. Selected system level issues faced by PreK-12 school administrators.

EDAD 922Finance in Postsecondary Education3

Course Number: EDAD 922

Federal and state government funding, institutional planning, technological and community influences, human resources finance, budgeting, and sources of financial support as they relate to postsecondary education institutions and agencies.

EDAD 925Law and Higher Education3

Course Number: EDAD 925

Examination of legal principles applicable to postsecondary education institutions. Overview of the legal system, postsecondary education institutions as legal entities, authority for governance and administration, faculty rights and responsibilities, student rights and responsibilities, institutional and personal liability, and other selected issues.

EDAD 966Seminar in Educational Administration1-3, max 6

Course Number: EDAD 966

Prereq: PermissionEducation administration problems with an analysis of research and literature pertaining to these problems.

EDAD 982ASuperintendent Academy I3

Course Number: EDAD 982A

Designed to provide future school superintendents a link between theory and practice through case studies and voice-of-experience discussions. This academy is a forum for processing the "on-the-job" experiences with participants who are pursing doctoral studies, those who are about to enter the role of the superintendent, or those who are new to the work of school leadership. Provides training situations for developing leadership skills, examination of the practical challenges that school leaders face. Examination of contemporary educational issues through different organizational frameworks and review of various issues related to the management of change. (Requires 1 week on-campus with additional online content.)

EDAD 982BSuperintendent Academy II3

Course Number: EDAD 982B

Designed to provide future school superintendents a link between theory and practice through case studies and voice-of-experience discussions. This academy is a forum for processing the "on-the-job" experiences with participants who are pursing doctoral studies, those who are about to enter the role of the superintendent, or those who are new to the work of school leadership. Provides training situations for developing leadership skills, examination of the practical challenges that school leaders face. Examination of contemporary educational issues through different organizational frameworks and review of various issues related to the management of change. (Requires 1 week on-campus with additional online content.)

EDAD 988Dissertation Proposal Development3

Course Number: EDAD 988

Intended for students who are working on the development of their dissertation proposal. Component parts of the dissertation proposal. Students from all areas of Teachers College and the University of Nebraska who are in the process of developing their proposal will find this course to be of use. Typically the course should be taken after the research tools have been completed. (Requires 1 week on-campus with additional online content.)

EDAD 993Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Educational Administration0

Course Number: EDAD 993

Workshop seminar topics are determined with the student’s adviser. This is a required, non-credit course.

EDAD 998Internship in Educational Administration3

Course Number: EDAD 998

Prereq: Permission. Opportunity for educational administrators to gain an understanding of administering changes or innovations, and to obtain supervised field experience. Consideration will be given antecedents of change, change models, the role of government, forces that restrict or stimulate change, tools to implement change, and evaluation.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDAD 902Data for Action Planning3

Course Number: EDAD 902

Assessment theory and types of assessments used to measure student performance relative to a school improvement goal. Relationships between profile data and baseline data, locally developed classroom assessments, and post data pertaining to school improvement goals and action plans.

EDAD 907Issues in Educational Politics and Policies3

Course Number: EDAD 907

Analyze and evaluate policy processes involved in making choices; develop understanding, apply and evaluate knowledge about key political concepts and theories to the analysis of educational policy issues; analyze and evaluate issues as points of political conflict between institutional structures with competing interests; understand people as the actors in roles they occupy in the political system.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $325.50
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $367.75
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $976.50
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $1103.25

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $700.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $742.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $2100.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $2226.75

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