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Educational Administration

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers graduate and postgraduate academic programs, which lead to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree and the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Degree. These programs also are approved for the following Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Administration certifications:

PK-12 Director of Instruction

PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

PK-12 Principalship

School Business Administrator

School District Superintendent

Graduate Faculty
Dr. Orvin Clark, Assistant Professor
Dr. Terri Kronzer, Assistant Professor
Dr. P.J. Powers, Professor
Dr. Michael Wallschlaeger, Professor, Department Chair

Graduate Faculty Emeriti
Dr. Richard D. Carter
Dr. Galen B. Cheuvront
Dr. Bernard O. Hughes
Dr. Paul D. Keeney
Dr. Robert D. Krey
Dr. Kenneth L. Redding

Campus Location
The Educational Administration Department offices are located in McCaskill Hall. Interested graduate students may contact the department chair in McCaskill Hall 102; telephone at (715) 394-8213; fax at (715) 394-8146; or World Wide Web at: http://www2.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/edad/index.htm

Distance Education Program Delivery
The Educational Administration Program during the academic year offers graduate coursework for both the master's and specialist degrees at off-campus outreach sites directly on the UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point campuses. Typically, three to four graduate coursework offerings are provided on each campus in each of the fall and spring semesters. This outreach is further enhanced by graduate coursework transfer agreements with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Educational Administration Program also provides graduate coursework via an extensive array of instructional delivery systems, including fiber optics; compressed video; internet-based; and weekend offerings. Additionally, coursework is offered in the evenings to better meet the needs of fully employed professionals.

Further, the Educational Administration Program provides a variety of professional development graduate outreach coursework opportunities for practicing school administrators throughout Northern Wisconsin. Saturday course-scheduling formats are used at various locations for all programs.

Equal Educational Opportunity
The Educational Administration graduate faculty fully recognizes the importance of cultural diversity and are committed to equal educational opportunity in graduate study for under-represented groups in school leadership and administration. Consequently, individuals from traditionally under-represented groups including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability are strongly encouraged to apply and enroll in the Educational Administration Program.

Toward achievement of the Educational Administration Department's goal for true equity, the graduate faculty encourages the recruitment of quality candidates, representing a culturally diverse population who are provided with an individualized and culturally responsive admission process, systematic program monitoring, and academic and professional advising services. Further, under-represented graduate students in Educational Administration receive reasonable accommodation through their program of study with respect to departmental policies, pedagogical practices and admission, as well as retention procedures. In certain circumstances, underrepresented individuals may be additionally eligible to receive auxiliary aids and services.
 

Master of Science in Education Degree in Educational Administration

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree program in Educational Administration is designed for individuals with limited or no administrative experience who are seeking initial professional preparation and certification for school leadership positions in:

PK-12 Director of Instruction

PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

PK-12 Principalship School Business Administration

The knowledge base emphasis for the M.S.E. in Educational Administration is to provide advanced level professionals with:
1) Basic theory, research and wisdoms of professional practice of the educational administrative process and educational leadership application to selected administrative positions.

2) Advanced graduate coursework required to meet professional certification standards.

3) The necessary professional preparation for entry into specialized educational administrative positions.

Admission Procedures
Application for admission to graduate study in Educational Administration (EDAD) must be initiated by submission of the following materials to the UW-Superior Graduate Studies Office:
1) Completed master's degree application.

2) Check or money order for the application processing fee made out to the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

3) Two official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate academic records sent directly by each institution(s) of higher education where such was completed.

4) Two letters of professional recommendation from the applicant's present and/or previous supervisors.

5) Written evidence of three years teaching experience or equivalent. Three years of experience is required prior to administrative endorsement by the UW-Superior Certification Office.

6) Two-page typewritten professional statement of expression identifying applicant's professional qualifications for being admitted to an educational leadership graduate program.

7) Official copy of the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results sent directly by the testing company. Copies of test results are not accepted.

Note: Failure or delays in meeting these requirements are often the reason for delays in admission to Graduate Studies. Admission will not be granted until all requirements are achieved.

Admission Categories
EDAD graduate study admission requirements may exceed those required of other graduate programs of UW-Superior. The categories of admission to Educational Administration Program are: (1) unconditional and (2) probationary, as specified below.

Unconditional Admission

1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
2) On the basis of a 4.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) evaluation scale: Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75, or 3.00 average in junior or senior year.

3) Minimum score of 40 on the Miller Analogies Test or 430 in Verbal Ability on the Graduate Record Examination.

4) Minimum cumulative 3.33 GPA for all educational administration graduate coursework.

5) Evidence of acceptable written and oral communication skills, as evaluated by the applicant's submitted typewritten professional statement of expression.

6) All necessary papers and information filed with the Graduate Studies Office.

Note: No student shall be awarded a graduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has achieved unconditional admission status, has an approved application to candidacy and completed application for graduate degree.

Probationary Admission
A student who does not meet unconditional admission requirements may be admitted on a probational basis. Probational admission will be granted only by the Educational Administration department chair based on applicant-submitted evidence of:

1) Satisfactory progress toward fulfilling all requirements for unconditional admission.

2) A minimum baccalaureate program cumulative GPA of 2.25 or above.

3) Earned cumulative 3.65 GPA for a minimum of nine semester credits of educational administration resident graduate coursework as a special adult student status obtained at UW- Superior.

4) Evidence of acceptable written and oral communication skills, as evaluated by the applicant's submitted typewritten professional statement of expression.

5) All necessary papers and information filed with the Graduate Studies Office.

Degree Requirements
All graduate students completing the M.S.E. in Educational Administration in the areas of: (1) PK-12 Director of Instruction; (2) PK-12 Director of Special Education; and, (3) PK-12 Principalship, must successfully complete a minimum of 33 semester credits of graduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.

All graduate students completing the M.S.E. in Educational Administration in the area of School Business Administration must successfully complete a minimum of 36 semester credits of graduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.

Practicum Requirement
All M.S.E. students must complete a yearlong practicum in their area of specialization. Students must make written application to and obtain prior approval from the director of EDAD field experiences. Additionally, students must have written pre-approval from a practicing school administrator within their area of specialization who will serve in an on-site supervisory capacity with mentoring responsibility. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester resident credits in Educational Administration graduate coursework.

The practicum is scheduled for an entire academic year. Applying students also are expected to attend a pre-practicum seminar held on the UW-Superior campus prior to course registration. Enrolled students are expected to attend two practicum seminars held at various locations through UW-Superior's service region.

M.S.E Program Components

Each graduate student shall complete two degree program requirements for the M.S.E. in Educational Administration, which include:

1) Educational Administration Foundations Knowledge Base

2) Area of Specialization

1) Educational Administration Foundations
(15-18 Semester Credits)

EDAD 753 Supervision of Instruction (3)  [All Except School Business Administration M.S.E. Candidates]
EDAD 759 School Business Administration (3)
EDAD 760 Administrative Leadership (3)
EDAD 779 School Law (3)
EDAD 780 Politics of Education (3)
EDAD 795 Applied Research in Educational Administration (3)

2) Areas of Specialization
(15-21 Semester Credits)

A. PK-12 Director of Instruction (15 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 777 Practicum: PK-12 Director of Instruction (6)
TED 741 Measurement and Evaluation (3)

B. Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
(15 semester credits)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 774 Practicum: PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (6)
TED 741 Measurement and Evaluation (3)

C. PK-12 Principalship
(15 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 761 The Principalship (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 776 Practicum: PK-12 Principalship (6)

D. School Business Administration
(21 semester credits)
EDAD 775 Practicum: School Business Administration (6)
EDAD 801 School Finance and Economics (3)
EDAD 857 Data Management (3)
EDAD 858 Education Risk Management (3)
EDAD 859 Education Budget and Accounting (3)
EDAD 867 Facilities Planning and Utilization (3)

Application for Admission to Master's Candidacy
Students shall have completed a minimum of nine and no more than 15 semester graduate credits and the MAT before applying for Admission to Candidacy. Required Educational Administration coursework to be completed before admission to candidacy shall include:

EDAD 753 Supervision of Instruction
EDAD 759 School Business Administration, and
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12;
or
EDAD 779 School Law
The above requirements shall be the sole responsibility of the graduate student. Coursework must be completed and MAT test results must be on file prior to application for admission to candidacy. Additionally, students should consult with their graduate advisor prior to application.

"Certification Only" Graduate Students
Persons possessing a master's degree in an area other than educational administration may be recommended for certification by completion of the approved program at UW-Superior. Graduate coursework from one's earned master's degree may be applied where appropriate to satisfy certification requirements of the approved program. Coursework, however, must clearly parallel those approved program requirements to substitute for such.

Note: "Certification only" students are required to file an admission to EDAD certification form with their advisor. This is a parallel requirement to degree seeking candidates who must file an application to candidacy form.

Official transcript(s) of graduate coursework earned at an accredited institution of higher education other than UW-Superior pertinent to the intended certification shall be sent directly by that institution to the student's assigned graduate faculty advisor. Such coursework shall not be transferred into the student's UW-Superior official academic record.

Although prior master's degree graduate coursework may satisfy certain specific approved program requirements, prior master's degree earned graduate coursework shall not be used to meet the minimum required graduate credits for a M.S.E. in Educational Administration.

Students seeking educational administration certification in this manner shall complete ALL requirements of the approved program including:

1) Unconditional admission to the Educational Administration Program.

2) Certification coursework plan filed with advisor.

3) Minimum of 18 semester credits completed at the UW- Superior.

4) Minimum of nine semester credits in residence on the UW- Superior campus.

5) Successful completion of the written comprehensive examination.

Specialist Degree in Education (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration

The Specialist Degree in Educational Administration (Ed.S.) is designed as a planned professional program for educational administrators. Administrators seeking admission to the program may wish to increase their competencies and/or satisfy certification requirements for present professional positions or positions with new and increased responsibilities. Consistent with the mission statement of UW-Superior, the Specialist Program is designed to be responsive to the professional needs of regional school administrators as well as the entire state of Wisconsin.

The Ed.S. degree is an action, research-based, post-graduate degree. The program graduate will possess an advanced knowledge base that is grounded by current theory, research and wisdoms of professional practice for one's area of specialization within the program. Acquired research and statistical methodological skills are program requirements for the awarding of this post-graduate degree. The focus of the Specialist Program is to provide career educational administrators with an amalgamation of advanced theoretical concepts, specialized professional skills, and technical knowledge. The specialist degree is the terminal degree at UW-Superior that requires a minimum of 63 graduate semester credits at the master's and specialist levels.

The programs of advanced specialization for the post-graduate Specialist Degree include:

PK-12 Director of Instruction

PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

PK-12 Principalship

School Business Administration School District Superintendency

The program for the Ed.S. in Educational Administration is designed to provide career education administration professionals with:
1) Development of advanced specialized professional skills for present and/or anticipated future professional leadership positions.

2) Knowledge to apply theoretical concepts which relate to the professional and ethical role of the practitioner.

3) Background in research and statistical methodology to provide utilitarian understanding of applied research for informed decision-making.

Admission Procedures
Admission to the Specialist Program must be initiated by contacting the director of graduate studies. Admission will be processed after all required information and application materials are on file. Students will be admitted under the policies of the UW-Superior Graduate Catalog current as of date of admission to the Ed.S. Program. Any student who applies and is admitted to the Ed.S. degree program but fails to attend the university within one calendar year shall have to reapply for admission.

Application for Admission to Graduate Studies
Application for admission to post-graduate study must be initiated by submission of the following to the UW-Superior Office of Graduate Studies:

1) Completed Ed.S. degree application form.

2) Check or money order for the application processing fee made out to the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

3) Two official transcripts of all previous graduate academic records sent directly by each institution(s) of higher education where such was completed.

4) Current professional resume or vita.

5) Two letters of professional recommendation from the applicant's present and/or previous supervisors.

6) Written evidence of three years teaching experience or equivalent. Three years of experience is required prior to administrative endorsement by the UW-Superior Certification Office.

7) Two-page typewritten professional statement of expression identifying applicant's professional qualifications for being admitted to an educational leadership post graduate program.

8) Typewritten statement of professional educational leadership philosophy, goals and career objectives.

9) Official copy of the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results sent directly by the testing company. Copies of test results are not accepted.

Admission Categories
EDAD graduate study admission requirements may exceed those required of other graduate programs of UW-Superior. The categories of admission to Educational Administration Ed.S. Post Graduate Program are: (1) unconditional and (2) probationary, as specified below.

Unconditional Admission
Unconditional admission to the Ed.S. degree program is granted by consensus of the Educational Administration Department graduate faculty based upon the following criteria:

1) A masters degree from an accredited college or university.

2) On the basis of a 4.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) evaluation scale: Minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.33.

3) Minimum score of 45 on the Miller Analogies Test or 480 in Verbal Ability on the Graduate Record Examination.

4) Maintain minimum cumulative 3.50 GPA for all educational administration graduate coursework.

5) The application portfolio shall provide sufficient professional information pertaining to one's ability regarding:

* Decision-making judgment and skill

* Leadership qualities, skill and capacity

* Human relation skills and responsiveness to individual diversity

* Educational-community relations effectiveness

* Communication skills on professional and interpersonal levels

* Other professional qualities which the Educational Administration Graduate Faculty identify as necessary for effective educational leadership.

6) Approval for unconditional admission by a majority of the Educational Administration graduate faculty

7) All necessary papers and information filed with the Graduate Studies Office.

Note: No student shall be awarded a post-graduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has achieved unconditional admission status, has an approved application to candidacy and completed application for graduate degree.

Probationary Admission
A student who meets all the above conditions for unconditional admission except a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher on a 4.00 evaluation scale in one's prior graduate degree program(s) may be admitted on probationary status provided the applicant has:

1) A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 evaluation scale in one's prior graduate degree program(s).

2) Earned a cumulative 3.65 GPA for a minimum of the first nine semester credits of educational administration resident graduate coursework as a special adult student obtained at UW-Superior.

Note: According to UW-Superior Graduate Studies Policy, any post-graduate student who is not eligible for unconditional admission by the completion of nine semester hours of graduate work will be denied enrollment in the Ed.S. degree program.

Advisement and Graduate Faculty Committee
Following initial admission to the Ed.S. program, the Educational Administration Department chair, in professional consultation with the graduate faculty, shall assign the Ed.S. student an advisor. At the time of application to candidacy the Ed.S. candidate shall select a major advisor and a minimum of two additional graduate faculty committee members to serve as the candidate's Ed.S. degree program and thesis committee.

Ed.S. Internship Requirement
All Ed.S. students must complete a yearlong internship in their area of advanced specialization. Students must make written application to and obtain approval from the Educational Administration director of field experiences. Additionally, students must have written pre-approval from a practicing educational administrator within their area of advanced specialization who will serve in an on-site supervisory capacity with mentoring responsibility. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester resident credits in Educational Administration graduate coursework beyond the master's degree.

The internship is scheduled for an entire academic school year. Applying students also are expected to attend a pre-internship seminar held on the UW-Superior campus before course registration. Enrolled students are also expected to attend two internship seminars held at various locations throughout UW-Superior's service region.

Thesis Requirement
Once the dean of faculties has granted the post-graduate student admission to Ed.S. candidacy, the Ed.S. candidate shall work primarily with one's committee chair for the development and approval of the thesis proposal and following its approval by the entire Ed.S. committee with the entire committee while the thesis is in final draft form.

All candidates for the Ed.S. degree are required to complete a research thesis of scholarly distinction. Prior to registering for EDAD 895 (i.e. the Ed.S. Thesis), the Ed.S. candidate shall meet with one's Ed.S. committee chair for direction in preparing a thesis proposal. The Ed.S. thesis proposal shall adhere to those established guidelines and shall be disseminated to and approved by the candidate's thesis committee prior to conducting the intended research. A final oral examination, open to the university community, on the Ed.S. thesis will be scheduled and conducted by the candidate's Ed.S. committee.

Five high-quality bound copies of the Ed.S. thesis must be provided to the entire candidate's Ed.S. committee for signatory approval within a reasonable time frame following the successful completion of the oral examination. It is the candidate's responsibility to make arrangements for obtaining thesis reproduction on bond paper, leather binding and all Ed.S. committee members' signatures verifying successful completion of the thesis. It is also the candidate's responsibility to disseminate the thesis to the following:

1) Ed.S. committee chair - bound copy

2) Educational Administration department chair - bound copy

3) Graduate Studies Office - original signed copy

4) Graduate Studies Office - bound copy for transmittal to the library

5) Graduate student - bound copy


Ed.S. in Educational Administration Program Standards
Each post-graduate student shall complete three elements of an advanced professional preparation degree program for the Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration, which shall include a minimum of 63 graduate semester credits. A minimum of 30 graduate credits shall be earned beyond the master's degree. The knowledge base areas for the Ed.S. degree include:

1) Educational Administration Foundations

2) Educational Research

3) Advanced Educational Administration Specialization

1) Educational Administration Foundations
(9-12 semester credits)
EDAD 753 Supervision of Instruction (3) [All Except School Business Administration Ed.S. Candidates]
EDAD 860 Advanced Personal Leadership (3)
EDAD 801 School Finance and Economics (3)
EDAD 880 Advanced Politics of Education (3)

2) Educational Research (9-12 semester credits)
EDAD 795: Applied Research in Educational Administration (3) [if no research in prior Master's degree]
EDAD 891: Statistical Methods of Research (3)
EDAD 895: Ed.S. Thesis (6)

Note: The above research standard coursework MUST be completed only at UW-Superior. Such may not be transferred from another institution of higher education for the Ed.S. degree granted by UW-Superior.

3) Advanced Educational Administration Specialization
(18-33 semester credits)

Director of Instruction (18 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 802 School Personnel Administration (3)
EDAD 877 Intern/Apprenticeship: PK-12 Director of Instruction (6)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
(18 semester credits)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 865 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
EDAD 874 Internship: PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (6)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)

The Principalship
(21 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 761 The Principalship (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 804 School Community Relations (3)
EDAD 876 Internship: PK-12 Principalship (6)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)

School Business Administration
(24 semester credits)
EDAD 802 School Personnel Administration (3)
EDAD 857 Data Management (3)
EDAD 858 Education Risk Management (3)
EDAD 859 Education Budget and Accounting (3)
EDAD 867 Facilities Planning and Utilization (3)
EDAD 875 Internship: School Business Administration (6)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)

Superintendency
(33 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 761 The Principalship (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 776 Practicum: PK-12 Principalship (3)
EDAD 802 School Personnel Administration (3)
EDAD 804 School Community Relations (3)
EDAD 805 The Superintendency (3)
EDAD 865 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
EDAD 878 Internship: Superintendency (3)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)
EDAD 880 Advanced Politics of Education (3)

Superintendency
(36 semester credits)
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development K-12 (3)
EDAD 761 The Principalship (3)
EDAD 764 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
or
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services (3)
EDAD 776 Practicum: PK-12 Principalship (3)
EDAD 802 School Personnel Administration (3)
EDAD 804 School Community Relations (3)
EDAD 805 The Superintendency (3)
EDAD 865 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
EDAD 867 Facilities Planning and Utilization (3)
EDAD 878 Internship: Superintendency (3)
EDAD 879 Advanced School Law (3)
EDAD 880 Advanced Politics of Education (3)
 

"Post Masters Certification Only" Graduate Students
Persons possessing a master's degree in Educational Administration may be recommended for certification by completion of the approved program at UW-Superior. Graduate coursework from one's earned master's degree may be applied where appropriate to satisfy certification requirements of the approved program. Coursework, however, must clearly parallel those approved program requirements to substitute for such.

Official transcript(s) of graduate coursework earned at an accredited institution of higher education other than UW-Superior pertinent to the intended certification shall be sent directly by that institution to the student's assigned graduate faculty advisor. Such coursework shall not be transferred into the student's UW-Superior official academic record.

Although prior master's degree graduate coursework may satisfy certain specific approved program requirements, prior master's degree earned graduate coursework shall not be used to meet the minimum required graduate credits for a Certification in Educational Administration.

Students seeking educational administration certification in this manner shall complete ALL requirements of the approved program including:

1) Unconditional admission to the Educational Administration Program.

2) Certification coursework plan filed with advisor.

3) Minimum of 21 semester credits completed at the UW- Superior.

4) Minimum of nine semester credits in residence on the UW- Superior campus.

5) Successful completion of the written comprehensive examination.

Note: "Post masters certification only" students are required to file an admission to EDAD certification form with their advisor. This is a parallel requirement to degree seeking candidates who must file an application to candidacy form.
 

Additional Educational Administration Graduate Degree Program Requirements

Academic Regulations for the M.S.E. and Ed.S. Degree
It is the sole responsibility of the student to read, understand and adhere to all Graduate Studies policies and M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree program requirements as set forth in the UW-Superior Catalog. This responsibility extends to any additional and specified academic and/or approved program requirements of the Educational Administration Department. Therefore, it is critical that each student carefully read the catalog so as to possess a knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of one's responsibility in fulfilling degree and approved program requirements. Lack of awareness of any graduate degree policy, procedure, timeline, or approved program requirement shall not constitute a valid justification so as to amend, remand, modify, or waive one's requirements for matriculation through the Educational Administration Department's degree programs.

Academic Standing and Retention
All Educational Administration graduate students shall maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (based upon a 4.00 evaluation scale) after completion of 15 semester resident graduate credits. Failure to achieve this minimum cumulative GPA shall result in the student being placed on academic probation until 24 graduate semester credits are earned. If by the time the graduate student has completed 24 semester graduate credits toward the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree and does not possess the minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, the graduate student will be dropped from the Educational Administration degree program.

Additional Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Certification Requirements
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires the following general provisions for all school administration licensure in addition to specific requirements achieved by the approved programs in various areas of specialization. These include:

1) Eligibility to hold Wisconsin teacher, counselor, school psychologist or school social worker license.

2) Three years successful experience at the K-12 level or three years successful experience as a school counselor, psychologist or social

Note: School Business Administration is not required to meet the above items.

Application for Admission to Candidacy
Educational Administration graduate students shall have completed a minimum of nine and no more than 15 semester graduate credits and the MAT prior to applying for admission to candidacy. To ensure that the educational administration graduate degree represents an exceptional academic accomplishment, the student's graduate faculty advisor, prior to presenting a graduate student for admission to candidacy, shall determine that:

1) A cumulative B (i.e. 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 evaluation scale) has been achieved in resident graduate coursework at the UW-Superior.

2) A minimum score has been achieved on the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT).

3) A program of study for the Ed.S. degree is approved and on file with the student's graduate faculty advisor.

Awarding of Graduate Degree
No Educational Administration graduate student shall be awarded a graduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has achieved unconditional admission status, has an approved application to candidacy and completed application for graduation.

Commencement Participation
The Educational Administration Department requires Ed.S. degree graduates to participate in the UW-Superior Commencement ceremony held in May of one's graduation year.

Credit By Examination
Graduate credit will not be awarded through the mechanism of credit by examination for any Educational Administration graduate student. Any student desiring to have completed Educational Administration graduate coursework entered on the official transcript shall be required to officially enroll in the course, complete all graduate course requirements and have a grade officially recorded by the graduate faculty member of record.

Ed.S. Degree Equivalency
The Educational Administration Program does not offer an Ed.S. equivalency or "sixth-year" program. It does, however, offer a "post masters certification only" program that consists of 54 semester credits, including a significant scholarly work and final written comprehensive examination.

Formal Application for Graduation
Application for the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree must be made by the graduate student to the UW-Superior Graduate Studies Office according to the timelines and procedures set forth in the University calendar.

Graduate Course Repeat
No Educational Administration graduate student shall be allowed to repeat more than one graduate-level course taken at UW-Superior for which one received a grade other than W (i.e. withdrew). The last grade earned in any attempted graduate coursework shall be the grade of official record.

Independent Study to Fulfill Course Requirements
No M.S.E., Ed.S. or "certification only" graduate student shall be allowed to fulfill a specified degree graduate course requirement by the satisfactory completion of Independent or Directed Study coursework.

Maximum Academic Load
The maximum load for an Educational Administration graduate degree student is 15 graduate credits per academic semester or nine graduate credits for an entire summer session.

Maximum Time To Complete Degree
Graduate semester credits used in achieving the requirements for the degree must be earned within a time period of seven consecutive years, commencing with the starting date for the first university term of the first graduate course used to fulfill the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree requirements. For the Ed.S. degree applicable approved graduate credits from the master's degree in the Ed.S. Graduate program of study are excluded from the seven-year time limit.

Minimum Grade Requirement
Only graduate coursework with a grade of C or above (i.e. 2.00-4.00 grade point) shall be included in meeting the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree requirements. No grade below C (i.e. 2.00 grade point average) in any graduate coursework shall be awarded credit toward meeting any of the EDAD degree requirements.

Minimum Credit Requirement for "Certification Only" Programs
A minimum of 18 semester credits taken at the UW-Superior (including the nine-credit residence requirement) is required for the awarding of master's level "certification only" program in educational administration. A minimum of 21 Superior (including the nine-credit residence requirement) semester credits taken at the UW-Superior is required for the awarding of the "post master's level certification only" program in educational administration.

Minimum Credit Requirement for Degree
A minimum of 33 semester credits is required for the awarding of the M.S.E. degree in educational administration. A minimum of 63 semester graduate credits at the master's and Ed.S. levels is required for the awarding of the Ed.S. degree in educational administration.

Residence Requirements
The Educational Administration Department is strongly committed to a high-quality professional preparation experience within all of its graduate programs. A hallmark of such includes personal involvement with a mentoring faculty and collaborative scholarly interaction with peers. To that end, the Educational Administration Department requires a residence requirement. All educational administration graduate students must fulfill a residency requirement at the UW-Superior by one or more of the following:

1) A minimum of nine semester graduate credits completed directly on the UW-Superior campus not including:
* Directed Study

* Independent Study

* Internship

* Practica

or

* Thesis

2) A minimum of 18 semester credits taken at the UW- Superior for the M.S.E. degree or masters level "certification only" program.

3) A minimum of 21 semester credits taken at the UW- Superior for the Ed.S. degree or "post masters certification only" program.

Note: Graduate degree credits earned at off-campus teaching sites (e.g. UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point) taught by UW-Superior Educational Administration graduate faculty are considered residence credits but do not fulfill the earned-on-campus nine-credit residence requirement.

Special Adult Student Advisement
Special Adult Students will be advised by the Educational Administration department chair. These students should consult with the department chair prior to each registration. Not more than nine graduate semester credits earned while on special adult student status shall be applicable to the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree or "Certification Only" status. Upon official admission to the Educational Administration Program, special adult students shall be assigned a graduate faculty advisor.

Transfer of Graduate Credit
Educational Administration graduate students may transfer a maximum of 12 semester credits into either the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree program. Students who wish to transfer graduate credit from another accredited institution of higher education must have two official transcripts sent by that institution directly to the Graduate Studies Office. If there is any question regarding the validity of graduate credits, it is the responsibility of the student to furnish the Graduate Studies Office with an appropriate level of documentation (e.g. syllabus, assignments, catalog course description, etc.) that the coursework was earned for appropriate graduate credit and directly parallels approved program coursework at UW-Superior. The student is required to complete and submit two copies of a Petition to Transfer Credits. This petition requires that each course petitioned to be transferred shall have the signatory approval of the student's graduate faculty advisor and the dean of faculties. Graduate credit granted for correspondence, workshop, CEUs or similar type coursework is not eligible for transfer into Educational Administration graduate degree program requirements.

Written Final Comprehensive Examination
All graduate students in Educational Administration both degree-seeking and "certification only" shall successfully complete a written final comprehensive examination. For more information regarding application to the written comprehensive examination, as well as examination dates and procedures, contact your advisor.