Education Specialist - Leadership in Higher Education

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The Education Specialist program in Leadership in Higher Education at Northcentral University offers you training in educational leadership research, theory and practices. You can learn more about the Education Specialist program in Leadership in Higher Education here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in Leadership in Higher Education examines the theories, models, organization and governance of higher education. You'll have the opportunity to study institutional and programmatic planning; the history, nature and purpose of community colleges; and leadership, management and curriculum and program development for community colleges. Additional topics include strategic enrollment management for community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities; legal issues in higher education; financial issues in higher education; and current trends and societal influences, including the effects of globalization and technology, professional and regional accreditation agencies, changing attitudes towards tenure, the conflicting roles and interests of administrators and faculty, and changing student demographics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Education Specialist program in Leadership in Higher Education, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have professional experience as a faculty member or administrator at an institution of higher education.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 33 credits to earn Northcentral University's Education Specialist in Leadership in Higher Education. This includes 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six research methods credits and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in Leadership in Higher Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8203:Research Methods
EDR 8204
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
LHE 7004 Organization and Governance of Higher Education
LHE 7005Legal Issues in Higher Education
LHE 7006Student Affairs Leadership
LHE 7007Strategic Enrollment Leadership
LHE 7008Higher Education Finance
LHE 7010Current Trends and Topics in Higher Education
LHE 7011Foundations of Higher Education Leadership
LHE 7012Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education
LHE 7013Community College Curriculum and Program Development
LHE 7014Introduction to the Community College
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Education Specialist program in Leadership in Higher Education can prepare you for a variety of leadership roles at community colleges, for profit universities, not-for-profit universities, private universities and state universities. As a graduate of the program, you could seek positions such as:

  • Administrator
  • Educational Consultant