Educational Supervision Courses in Louisville, KY: Program Info

In Louisville, Kentucky, there are three schools within five miles of downtown that offer courses related to education supervision. Learn about these colleges and their program requirements to make an informed education decision.

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Louisville Schools with Educational Supervision Programs

Schools near Louisville, KY, do not offer degree programs specifically in educational supervision, but instead in the related title of education leadership or administration. Read about the coursework required for the programs at three schools that are less than 15 minutes away from the city center. Be sure to take a glance at the table containing facts and figures about each college as well.

  • Located about four miles from downtown, the University of Louisville offers a Specialist in Education in Educational Administration certification program and two doctoral degree programs in educational leadership.
  • Bellarmine University, which is also located about four miles from downtown Louisville, offers an Education Specialist program for school administration certification.
  • Additionally, Spalding University, which is situated approximately one mile from central Louisville, offers a principal certification program and a doctoral degree program in leadership education.

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Comparison of Schools

This table displays information on the costs, acceptance rates, enrollment numbers and more for the three universities profiled. Review it to compare and contrast the stats and characteristics for each institution.

University of Louisville Bellarmine University Spalding University
School Type 4-year, public* 4-year, private, not-for-profit* 4-year, private, not-for-profit*
Total Enrollment (2014) 21,561* 3,609* 2,311*
Campus Setting Large suburb* Large suburb* Large suburb*
Tuition and Fees 2015-2016 $11,866 for in-state and $24,476 for out-of-state graduate students* $10,166 for graduate students* $13,464 for graduate students*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 97%* 100%* 99%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 74%* 83%* 46%*
Retention Rate (2013-2014) 81% of full-time students* 80% of full-time students* 74% of full-time students*
Graduation Rate (began 2008) 54%* 68%* 38%*

Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics

University of Louisville

This school's programs are offered through its College of Education and Human Development.

Specialist in Education in Educational Administration

This 30-credit hour program includes both Supervisor of Instruction Certification and Principal Certification. Classes in the program cover topics like educational resource management, legal issues in education and leveraging community resources for school improvement. Students also complete a principal internship and create an exit portfolio.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development

In addition to lectures, this program includes internships, field experience and practicums. Master's degree holders must complete 60-course credit hours, while those without such a degree complete 90-course credit hours.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development

Students in this program can specialize in postsecondary administration, sport administration, human resource development, evaluation or P-12 administration. Students entering the program with a master's degree complete 60 credit hours of study, while those without a master's degree complete 90 hours of study. In addition to coursework, students in this program must pass written comprehensive exams, create a portfolio and write a dissertation.

Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University's educational supervision programs are offered through its Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education. The school's graduate programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and recognized by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Educational Specialist in in Instructional Leadership and School Administration

This 30-credit hour program is a principal certification program. Classes in it cover topics such as leadership and the role of the school principal, administration of elementary schools, administrative issues with special populations and the financial responsibilities of the principal. Students in the program also complete four field experiences.

Spalding University

Spalding University's educational supervision programs are offered through its College of Education.

Instructional Leadership - School Principal: Rank I

Level I of this program includes 30 credit hours of study and classes in level I focus on leading teaching and learning, staff development, organizational structure and community systems. Classes are delivered through both lecture and lab formats.

Doctor of Education in Leadership Education

Classes in this 60-credit hour program cover topics like the theories of learning, human resource leadership, legal and ethical leadership and planning and evaluating research. Students in the program also complete a dissertation and must pass a comprehensive exam.

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