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The Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate instructional improvement and reform. Find out more about the Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership here.
Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership examines the structure of school systems and their impact on school programs, teaching strategies, assessment methods and organizational outreach. Emphasis is placed on fostering a culture of learning, professional learning communities and community leadership. Topics discussed include technology integration, curriculum supervision and management, organizational development and visionary leadership that promotes an organization's missions and goals. You can also learn about engaging with stakeholders, managing innovation and change, and complex decision-making that includes staff development and instructional supervision.
Before enrolling in the Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have experience as a professional educator.
You must complete 33 credits to earn the Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership. This includes 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six methods credits and three capstone credits.
Courses for an Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership
|Course Code||Course Name|
|Required Foundation Courses|
|EDU 7101-8||Foundations for Graduate Study in Education|
|EDU 7001-8||Advanced Scholarly Writing|
|Required Methods Courses|
|EDU 7002-8||Educational Research Methodology|
|EDU 7003-8||Statistics I|
|Select six courses from the following:|
|IL 7000-8||The Culture of Learning|
|IL 7001-8||Leader as Advocate and Decision-Maker|
|IL 7002-8||Leaders as Community Advocate|
|ED 7014-8||Practices in School Organization|
|ED 7016-8||Supervision and Leadership in Schools|
|ED 7035-8||Curriculum Supervision|
|ED 7030-8||Development of Organizational Leadership|
|ED 7036-8||Innovation for Change|
|EDU 7053-8||Education Specialist Capstone Project|
The Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership is intended to prepare you for leadership roles in private schools, public school districts and state educational boards. Examples of positions you may wish to pursue include: