Prepare for superintendent certification and district-level leadership positions through this educational leadership and policies program, which marries theory and research with practice.
This online program lets you to continue your career while preparing for your next steps. It's perfect for future district coordinators and leaders, assistant superintendents and superintendents. Shorten the time it takes to earn an Ed.D. in Education Systems Improvement or Ph.D. in Education Administration. Applicants must already have an elementary or secondary administration certificate.
Take courses that directly address the superintendency and fulfill certification requirements for S.C. school district superintendents.
Study in a program that boasts a "superintendent in residence": a practitioner informing our program's practice.
Special Tuition Rates
Pay reduced tuition rates if you are a certified South Carolina teacher. Out-of-state students pay regular in-state tuition rates.
Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.
What You’ll Study
Courses cover finance, instruction, policy and facilities. Achieve superintendency certification for South Carolina upon completion. Increase your marketability for district-level positions. Our professors will help you grow your professional network while you learn to address the kinds of challenges faced by school district leaders.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Resolving disagreements or disputes between individuals or groups in a fair and constructive manner
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Building relationships and making connections with others to advance personal or professional goals
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- District Leader
- District Coordinator
- Assistant Superintendent
Job Titles of Alumni
- Assistant Principal
- Academic Advisor
- Health Care
- Information Technology
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- Lexington County School District One
- Richland School District Two
- Richland School District One
- Lexington-Richland School District Five
- Beaufort County School District