University Center of Greenville

Undergraduate Programs


B.S. in Social Work


B.S. in Criminal Justice


B.S. in Management

Graduate Programs (Online)

Educational Specialist (Ed. S.)

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.)

The Doctorate in Educational Administration (Ed.D.) program at South Carolina State University is designed for educators who are interested in obtaining a terminal degree. The program provides a broad conceptual framework in leadership theory and research. Individuals who have obtained an Ed.S. (Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration) may also pursue the Ed.D., as the next education career goal.

Additionally, the Ed.D. is uniquely suited for educators certifiable as principals and superintendents. Students in the program will learn from experienced faculty, many of whom previously served as district administrators and superintendents. The program only requires 27 semester hours plus 9 semester hours in dissertation preparation beyond the Ed.S.

Educational Specialist (Ed. S.)

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S) program at South Carolina State University is designed for practicing educators who seek principal and superintendent career opportunities. The program produces graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to produce and maintain high academic achievement in the public schools through effective performance, reflective decision-making and humanistic practice.

Upon completion of the program, participants will obtain principal and superintendent certification. As a student, you will learn from experienced, school-based and central office administrators with many of the faculty previously served as district superintendents. The program only requires 45 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree.

Are you interested in becoming a school or district administrator? We are offering two face-to-face courses this Fall.

Doctor of Education
EAR 804     Advanced Research Methods
EAM 849    Analysis of Planning Model in Education Administration

Educational Specialist
EAM 737    School Building Planning
EAM 739    Personnel Administration

For more information about the courses, contact:

Elizabeth B. Horton
Director of Graduate Services

Dr. Percy Mack
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

Technology Requirements

A computer with Internet connectivity is the minimum technology requirement for coursework. Additional technology may be required depending upon the course.

Cost and Fees

eTuition: $552 (per credit hour)
Fees: $84 (per semester)
*eTuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

A variety of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for eligible students. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Also, check with your employer on the availability of tuition-assistance programs.


Fall Semester: June 15th
Spring Semester: November 1st
Summer Semester: April 1st


South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Dr. Percy A. Mack, Director
Educational Leadership Program
Department of Education
South Carolina State University

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