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Education (Educational Administration P-12) EdS


The?online Educational Administration Specialist degree is a fully online, part-time degree catered toward people who want to improve their educational leadership skills or move into the field of education. This graduate program allows professionals who have a degree in a specialization other than teacher to segue into a teaching leadership role without having to start their education from scratch.

With a predominately synchronous class structure, this program will prepare students to develop abilities to become effective administrators and leaders in education.

The online Educational Administration Specialist degree from The University of Southern Mississippi is nationally accredited through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.

For educators looking to making an impact at the collegiate level, check out our online Higher Education doctorate program.

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The online Educational Administration Specialist degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.

The Graduate School will be authorizing standardized test waivers to applicants to the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms. Please contact Graduate Admissions at to request a waiver.



Your Future

Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree:
  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Program Director