Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS) (Archived 2016-17 Graduate Catalog)

School Director: Patrick Pauken
Graduate Coordinator: Paul Johnson
Address: 550 Education Building
Phone: 419-372-7369

Degrees Offered

M.Ed., Ed.S.

Programs Offered

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Supervision
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration and Supervision
District Level Leadership Certificate

Prerequisites to Graduate Work

M.Ed. in EDAS:  Applicants for the master’s program in EDAS must have earned a bachelor’s degree and fulfill all other requirements for admission (see below).

Ed.S. in EDAS:  Applicants for the specialist in education program in EDAS must have  earned at least a master’s degree (in any field) and fulfill all other requirements for  admission (see below).  Applicants for the Ed.S. must have at least one year of teaching experience in a school setting. Prospective students without teaching experience may be considered; however, a rationale will need to be provided by the student as to why we should consider their application, and the faculty committee will also interview the prospective student.

District Level Leadership Licensure:  Applicants for the district level leadership licensure in EDAS must have earned at least a master’s degree.  Although not a prerequisite to complete graduate coursework, candidates wishing to earn district level licensure in Ohio must hold a valid principal license in the state of Ohio.

Admission Procedure

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs in EDAS should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this Graduate Catalog, including the online application to the Graduate College.  

Applicants for the M.Ed. and Ed.S. degree programs must submit the following items to the EDAS program office:

1. Letter of application detailing (a) why you have chosen this program at BGSU; (b) your work experiences since graduating with your bachelor’s degree; (c) your professional goals; (d) your academic strengths and personal characteristics that will lead to your success as a school administrator; (d) the ways in which you will be an asset to our program; and (e) why you should be admitted to this program.

2. A copy of your most recent resume.

3. Three Recommendation Forms/Letters – The information on the form or in the letter must speak to your potential success both as a graduate student and as an educational administrator. One must be from an individual familiar with your academic ability; the other two must be from an administrator or supervisor who is familiar with your professional performance. Of these two, one must be from a current supervisor (form available on the program web site).   

4. For those who are seeking Ohio administrative licensure in conjunction with the M.Ed., a completed Application for Administrative Licensure (form available on the program web site).

Applicants for the M.Ed. and Ed.S. must also submit a score from the GRE taken within the past five years.  The GRE is waived for Ed.S. applicants whose undergraduate GPA is 2.75 or higher and graduate GPA is 3.00 or higher.

For more detailed information on the application and admission procedures for EDAS degree programs, please see the program website.

Applicants for District Level Licensure may take courses as a non-degree seeking student, but must complete a Graduate Non-Degree Application.

Degree Requirements

Two plans are offered for the M.Ed. degree in EDAS:

Plan I is a 30-hour program culminating with a thesis. Plan I necessitates the completion of 18-21 hours in the major area (EDAS), six semester hours of coursework in statistics and educational research and at least three credit hours of thesis research (EDAS 6990).

Plan II is a 33-semester hour program culminating with a comprehensive examination during the final semester of course work. Plan II necessitates the completion of 24 semester hours in the major area (EDAS), six semester hours of coursework in statistics and educational research, and the addition of an appropriate number of hours in courses in related disciplines.

Students in the Ed.S. degree in EDAS are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work beyond the master’s degree including all specific requirements for the degree and for certification where relevant. Specific requirements include:

1. Education administration courses and courses in related fields (e.g., foundations, research)

2. Practicum or Field Service Experience: This phase of the program must be appropriate to the area of specialization and desired administrative licensure.

3. Comprehensive Examination.

Visit the website for a list of the approved EDAS program courses.

Graduate Courses

Please access graduate courses online by clicking the “Browsing Course Catalog” button.