Education Specialist in the Field of Educational Leadership and Administration

The education specialist in the field of educational leadership and administration degree program is designed for students who have at least one year of instructional experience and seek further professional preparation for specific objectives, including leadership and promotion of high-quality student achievement at the district, sub-district, or school-wide level. This post-master’s program can be pursued either in the classroom or in a distance learning format.  Graduates are prepared with the skills to become PK-12 leaders who understand curriculum design, instructional excellence, motivation and support of classroom professionals, and the needs of diverse learning communities. Evidence-based course work emphasizes leadership and management, change, communication, administrative and legal issues, human relations, supervision of instruction, and curriculum analysis. 

The EdS program is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in required courses.

EDUC 6100Experimental Courses ( Leading Evidence-Based Action Research for School Improvement)
EDUC 6232Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
EDUC 6234Site-Based Leadership: K-12
EDUC 6236School Law and Policy
EDUC 6240Fundamentals of Educational Leadership and the Change Process
EDUC 6244School-Community Relations
EDUC 6246Seminar: Applied Educational Administration
EDUC 6287Internship: Administration (taken twice)
EDUC 6422Instructional Needs Analysis