Purdue offering stand-alone hybrid graduate program leading to Indiana school superintendent’s license
School administrators at the principal or assistant principal level and others interested in becoming licensed to serve as a school superintendent in Indiana have a new option for making that leap. Purdue University is promoting a new version of its Educational Specialist graduate degree program, a step beyond a master’s in education that qualifies individuals for licensure as a K-12 superintendent in the state.
Individuals can now earn the Educational Specialist degree alone as a terminal degree or earn it in concert with earning a doctorate. Or, if they start the Educational Specialist program and then decide to pursue a doctorate, they can use 30 credits from the Educational Specialist degree toward their doctorate. The credits must be earned at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus to apply to a doctorate. The program follows a hybrid model and will kick off in Fall 2021.
The hybrid Educational Specialist degree is offered by Purdue’s College of Education, Department of Educational Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program through the Purdue Graduate School and Purdue Online. Purdue’s educational administration programs are ranked in the top 10 percent of universities around the country by U.S. News & World Report.