Educational Administration and Supervision Programs

The mission of the Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS) unit at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to prepare educational leaders for advanced degrees such as Master of Education, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Education. Additionally, the unit provides courses required for licensure in Arkansas for the principalship, central office administrator, or superintendency.

The unit strives to: (1) develop the intellect of our candidates; (2) discover and disseminate knowledge; (3) enhance awareness in the scientific, technical and cultural arenas, (4) and; instill a desire for lifelong learning. Also, the unit is committed to the development of effective citizenship with particular emphasis on service to the community and respect of all persons.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Education, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education


 Contact Information:

Dr. Kendra Lowery

Program Coordinator

Office: DKSN 417

Office Phone: 501.569.3553

Email: kplowery@ualr.edu

Educational Administration and Supervision Faculty


Admission Requirements

M.Ed.

All applicants must have:

  • A valid teacher license (Arkansas or other state)
  • Favorable recommendations from faculty in the program
  • Completed Biographical Data Form
  • At least two years professional experience in K-12 settings. (Please note: Four years of experience is required to be eligible for administrative licensure. Candidates may accrue this experience while in the program.)
  • Two letters of reference/recommendation addressing potential leadership ability and potential for success in a graduate program

Regular Admission (additional requirements):

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. (4.0 scale),
    or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses,
    or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Conditional Admission:

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet two out of the four following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of no lower than 2.75. (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 144 on the Verbal Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.0 on the Analytical Writing section.

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 3.5 average GPA:

  • EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration
  • EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services
  • EDAS 7305 The Principalship
  • EDFN 7303 Introduction to Research

Ed.S.

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A grade point average (GPA) no lower than 3.0
  • Completed Biographical Data Form
  • Two letters of recommendation on addressing potential leadership ability and success in a graduate program
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Students must have at least four years’ experience in the content area by the completion of their programs

Conditional Admission:

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet two out of the four following requirements:

  • Master ’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 144 on the Verbal Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section.

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 3.5 average GPA:

  • EDAS 8305 School Personnel Administration
  • EDAS 8312 School Business Management and Facilities Planning
  • EDFN 7304 Basic Statistics
  • EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics

Ed.D.

  • Master’s or specialist degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • GRE with at least 141 on the Verbal, 150 on the Quantitative, and 4.5 on the Analytical Writing sections
  • A valid teacher license (Arkansas or other state)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to qualifications of the applicant for this advanced graduate study
  • A professional statement outlining goals and reasons for pursuing graduate study in administration and supervision
  • A guided interview with and approval of the EDAS Program Admissions Committee
  • A writing sample

Conditional Admission:

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet three out of the four following requirements:

  • Master’s or specialist’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 146 on the Verbal Scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 4.0 average GPA:

  • EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 8307 Sociocultural Foundations of Educational Policy
  • EDFN 8306 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques
  • EDFN 8308 Advanced Statistics

The degrees in the Educational Administration and Supervision programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Through the process of professional accreditation, NCATE works to ensure program and instructional quality at the undergraduate and graduate level for professional educators and administrators.

NCATE’s Specialty Areas Studies Board approved national standards developed by professional associations that are constituent members of NCATE. The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) is the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) approved by NCATE for the review of leadership programs preparing administrators at the P-12 building and district level.