Cannon-Clary College of Education

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership


If you are interested in serving as a superintendent or assistant superintendent, then this program is for you. The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level will also grant you district level administrator licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a year of building level administrator experience.

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Admission Requirements & Part B Checklist

Application (Part A)

  • Apply: Fill out the application form which can be submitted online, or print the pdf which can be faxed (501-279-4435) or emailed (

Checklist of Requirements (Part B)

Graduation Requirements

1. Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA in all graduate work with no grade lower than C.

2. Complete an internship in district administration.

3. Complete a specialist project.

4. Compile and present a professional portfolio over Arkansas and national accreditation  standards.

5. Pass written comprehensive exams.

6. Complete the Petition for Graduation pdf the semester before you expect to graduate.

7. Complete on Online Graduation Application.

Curriculum Plan

The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership program consists of 30 hours, including a 3-hour internship and a 1-hour Specialist Project.

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership Curriculum Plan

If you are not interested in obtaining the full Ed.S. degree, you may be interested in the District Level (Superintendent's) Licensure program of study. See our Endorsements for more info.

Academic Catalog and Course Schedule

For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog.

Want more information about our programs?

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Or contact us directly:

Dr. Kimberly Flowers
Director of Educational Leadership


Fax: 501-279-4435

Contact Us

Graduate Studies in Education is part of the College of Education


Fax: 501-279-4083

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate Studies in Education
Box 12261
Searcy, AR 72149-5615