CU’s online post-master’s Ed.S. in Educational Administration (Supervisor of Instruction, DPP, and Superintendent) program is designed to elevate your professional skills and help you succeed in diverse administrative and leadership roles.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 weeks
Estimated Length: 12–18 Months
Credit Hours: 36
Cost Per Credit: $310
Accreditation: CAEP

Ed. S. in Ed. Admin. (Supervisor of Instruction, DPP, Supt.) Overview

Campbellsville University’s online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration post-master’s certificate program delivers a strong foundation in academic leadership along with the advanced professional expertise you need for success in district-level administrative roles. Through a curriculum founded on Christian traditions and perspectives, the online Ed.S. program will equip you to respond to the shortage of administrators in the industry and meet the diverse learning, physical and social needs of students of all ages.

Courses for the post-master’s program are taught by educators with real-world experience in academic leadership and are solidly grounded in advanced practice and research. The program offers advanced educational leadership coursework that explores research-based strategies, along with the district-level certifications required to become a chief administrator of a public school district, a Supervisor of Instruction, or DPP. Additionally, hands-on experience is also offered through an internship designed to enhance your potential as an educational leader and ensure you graduate with the confidence to take the next step in your career and break down barriers for diverse and disenfranchised populations of students.

Designed with your academic and professional success in mind, courses for this program can be completed entirely online through an interactive, virtual classroom. Flexible course options allow you to prioritize your education with your full-time professional commitments while maintaining your schedule.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, Campbellsville’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification.

Course Map

The online Ed.S. in Educational Administration (Supervisor of Instruction, DPP, and Superintendent) program consists of 12 courses – totaling 36 credit hours. Rather than electives, this program requires only core courses.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s online post-master’s Ed.S. in Educational Administration program, prospective students must submit or complete the following*:

  1. Complete the Online application
  2. Official Transcript Request Form (via Adobe Sign). In most cases, this will allow us to request your transcripts on your behalf.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (confirming a cumulative 3.0 GPA).
  4. A master’s degree from an accredited IHE – Rank II.
  5. A copy of your valid teaching certificate.
  6. A leadership portfolio.
  7. Documentation of two years as a school or district administrator and three years as a classroom teacher.
  8. Three letters of recommendation (one from a district-level or building administrator and two from P–12 educators)

*Some additional requirements will be requested upon acceptance into the program.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration program costs $310 per credit. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.


Careers in Educational Leadership

When you complete the online Ed.S. in Educational Administration program, you’ll have top-tier administration and leadership expertise to qualify for roles including:

  • Director of Pupil Personnel
  • Supervisor of Instruction
  • Superintendent

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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