About the Program

The Specialist in Educational Leadership Degree prepares professionals for certification at the superintendent’s level. This advanced degree between the Master’s and Doctoral degrees focuses on knowledge of school law, trends, and budgeting as well as goal setting and problem diagnosis in such areas as instructional programs, staff development, and community relations.

Offered by The Citadel with classes centrally located at the Lowcountry Graduate Center, attend hybrid schedules carefully fitted to your workload.


Program Director
Lee Westberry, Ph.D.
The Citadel
Zucker Family School of Education

To learn more about this program, visit:
The Citadel’s Educational Leadership landing page.


Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Application and non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work directly from each regionally accredited college or university attended (including a Master’s Degree in educational leadership or a Master’s Degree in another educational area along with a certification in educational leadership) with a minimum 3.25-grade point average.
  • A South Carolina Professional Teaching certificate that is valid and three years of teaching experience.
  • A South Carolina State Professional Certificate with school administrator endorsement.  Two years in an administrative position equivalent to the assistant principal or higher in education, district administrator, post-secondary administrator, or school business administrator is required for endorsement by the state.