Education Specialist - Organizational Leadership

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Northcentral University's Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership offers you the tools needed to build confidence, inspire vision and resolve conflict within your organization. You can find out more about the Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership offered online at Northcentral University explores leadership theories, philosophies and applications. The program offers a critical analysis of ethical principles and moral dilemmas associated with leadership, while examining the nature of conflict and methods of conflict intervention and resolution. You'll also have the opportunity to study leadership for nonprofit organizations, coaching principles and theories, and concepts for building organizational capacity and effectiveness.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to the Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have experience as a supervisor or manager.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership requires 33 credits. In order to earn this degree, you must complete 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six methods credits and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Educational Specialist in Organizational Leadership

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:
OL 7100 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7101Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7102Leadership Ethics to Attain Organizational Excellence
OL 7103Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7104Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
OL 7105Leadership in Organizational Change
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Education Specialist program in Organizational Leadership can help you prepare for leadership roles in education, business, government or nonprofit organizations. Depending on your professional background and goals, as a graduate you could pursue positions such as:

  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Human Resources Director
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Director, Nonprofit Organization