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 program in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University. Discover more about the Education Specialist program in Educational Leadership here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in Educational Leadership, 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, language arts and reading instruction, educating diverse student populations, educational leadership, educational change leadership, financial issues in schools, and school safety issues and crisis management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are considering applying to the Education Specialist program in Educational Leadership, 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. This includes 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six research methods credits, and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Course CodeCourse 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
Specialization Courses
Choose six from the following:
ED 7004-8 School Law
ED 7005-8 Language Arts and Reading
ED 7008-8 Educating a Diversity of Students
ED 7012-8 Educational Leadership
ED 7013-8 Financial Issues in Schools
ED 7015-8 Safety Issues for Educators
ED 7016-8 Supervision and Leadership in Schools
ED 7022-8 Policies and Practices in Leadership
ED 7030-8 Development of Organizational Leadership
Capstone Course
EDU 7053-8 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