Education Specialist in Educational Administration (428A)

Admission Criteria

  • Master's degree in school administration from an accredited college or university with 3.0 GPA, or the M level school administrator license added-on to a relevant master's degree
  • GRE or MAT scores
  • Approval of the admissions committee.
  • Current principal licensure (NC licensure code 12 or its equivalent from another state). Priority will be given to practicing principals and assistant/associate principal whose career goal is to be a superintendent. This EdS degree leads to NC licensure as a superintendent.

Application Criteria

Fall Application Deadline: July 1.
Spring Application Deadline: November 1
Summer Application Deadline: April 1

Admission Requirements: Masters degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; 3.0 or better GPA recommended, writing sample. 

Contact: Dr. Julie Hasson, Program Director.

More information at this App State Online link.

All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. (Ed.S. Questionnaire [DOC, 33 KB]).

The EdS is a 30 semester hour degree program.

See the Graduate Bulletin for a description of the Ed.S. program of study and courses offered. Attached is the Ed.S. Superintendent Licensure Program of Study (DOC, 318 KB).

For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Hasson, Director, Educational and School Administration Programs, at or call the App State Online at 828-262-3113 or 800-355-4084. 

App State accepts the full 30 semester hours of the App State Ed.S. degree towards the Ed.D. degree. Persons interested in the App State Doctorate in Educational Leadership should contact Dr. Vachel Miller (, 828-262-8382), Director.