Education Specialist - Educational Leadership

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If you would like to prepare for management and leadership opportunities in K-12 or higher education settings, you should consider the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program at Northcentral University. Discover more about the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In Northcentral University's online Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program, you can learn about leadership theory for the economic, social, political and educational elements of schooling. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to develop skills in scholarly writing, education research methods and organizational leadership development. Offered coursework includes school law, educating diverse student populations, educational leadership, educational leadership, financial issues in schools, and evidence-based decision-making for schools.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are considering applying to the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program, you may have professional experience as a teacher, educational consultant, or school principal. Prior to enrolling in the program, you should have earned a master's degree from an accredited institution.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Education Specialist program in Educational Leadership consists of 33 credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Course CodeCourse Name
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
ED 7030 Development of Organizational Leadership
ED 7012 Educational Leadership
EDL 8335 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Educational Leadership
ED 7008 Educating a Diversity of Learners
ED 7013 Financial Issues in Schools
ED 7004 School Law
EDR 8203 Research Methods
EDL 7040 Leadership in Instructional Technology
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Education Specialist program in Educational Leadership, you could be prepared for a range of leadership opportunities where you may have an impact on the methods in which education is delivered to students. Depending on your professional background, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Superintendent
  • Educational Consultant
  • Principal
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Organizational Trainer