Become an Administrator


This specialist degree program is designed  for those seeking district-level licensure.  The program now has a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt for the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA). An Internship (not online) is required for system-level licensure.

Courses are offered in 8-week rotations with synchronous online meetings on Wednesday evenings in the fall and spring semesters.


AccreditedAccredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission Only

  • November 1
    (notification by December 15)
  • April 1
    (notification by May 15)

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Network Across the State

The Educational Leadership program at the U of A is more than just a collection of courses. The program is:

  • An extensive network of K-16 partners throughout the state
  • A distinguished list of alumni in key leadership positions throughout the country
  • A faculty committed to providing a highly rigorous and relevant classroom experience
  • Researchers that bridge theory and practice to respond to the needs of policymakers and practitioners in the field
  • Students who are passionate about transforming schools and improving the lives of children


Admission Requirements

  • A completed Educational Leadership program application
  • A master's degree in an education-related field
  • A writing prompt inside the program application
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a current supervisor)
  • A resume or CV



Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

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