What will I learn?

Educational Administration and Supervision is a graduate-level program in the department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the Judith Herb College of Education (JHCOE).

The purpose of the Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision is to prepare instructional leaders who are dynamic and visionary and who generate improvement in student achievement. These individuals will be ready to serve students, teachers, and parents within the greater school community. Our goal is that educational leaders be responsible, resourceful, reflective, and innovation PK-12 practitioners.


The educational specialist student will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal and Ohio laws which apply to education
  • Complete a teacher evaluation process
  • Know how to use data for school improvement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management strategies for school building operations
  • Apply reflective practice in decision making
  • Use excellent oral and written skills for communication
  • Understand the dynamics of the change process and be able to lead change in school settings
  • Demonstrate the ELCC defined knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a school administrator


The Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision is designed for students who already have a masterÕs degree. It requires 36 hours beyond the masterÕs degree. In addition to the required coursework, students who are seeking an administrative license need evidence of satisfactory completion of two years of teaching experience.

Two courses are required for the degree as follows:

EDAS 8640 Leading Systems Change

EDAS 7920 Specialist Project in Educational Administration

Each course is a 3 credit course. The other 30 hours of coursework can be designed to meet the needs of the student. These courses can be linked to Ohio Licensure requirements. Courses will be taken at the 8000 level. Students are responsible for filing a Plan of Study, with discussion with their academic advisor, within their first 12 hours of coursework. Enrollment beyond 12 hours may be disallowed unless the Plan of Study has been filed.

Suggested coursework for the degree includes the following electives:

EDAS 8000 The Individual in Organizations

EDAS 8020 Instructional Leadership

EDAS 8200 Continuous Improvement of Schools

EDAS 8110 Legal Aspects of School Administration

EDAS 8230 Community and Schools

EDAS 8150 The Administrative Experience

EDAS 8420 Micro politics of School Communities

EDAS 8440 Equity Issues in Educational Finance and Economics

EDAS 8030 Developing Effective Learning Environments

EDAS 8240 Development of Learning Organizations

EDAS 8310 School District Leadership

EDAS 8320 School Business Management

EDAS 8600 Leadership and Organizational Theory

EDAS 8610 Organizational Behavior

EDAS 8620 Politics and Policy Analysis and Development

EDAS 8660 Critical Analysis of Inquiry in Schools

Since these courses may be linked to Ohio Licensure requirements, students should confer with their advisors to be sure they are meeting the requirements they need. EDAS 8190 and EDAS 8300 (the two internship classes) WILL NOT be part of the Ed. S. program.

Which department am I in?

Judith Herb College of Education

Study options

Full Time (36 hours beyond the masterÕs degree)

Tuition fees
USD $979.26 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft,



43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with A 2.70 cumulative GPA for all previous academic work. All applicants with less than a 2.70 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work are required to submit GRE scores. Some programs may have higher GPA requirements. English Language Requirements: TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above, TOEFL PBT: 550 or IELTS equal to 6.5.

For international students

MasterÕs Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A 2.70 cumulative GPA for all previous academic work. All applicants with less than a 2.70 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work.

English language requirements: TOEFL PBT (550), TOEFL IBT (80), IETLS (6.5).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.