Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS-EdL)
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Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
Help others learn and grow with the 100% online Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS-EdL) degree program at National University. This program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to increase your impact as an educator and take on administrative-level roles.
NU’s EdS-EdL program explores current topics for today’s education leaders. You will study the development of organizational leadership and learn how to improve performance and culture through effective leadership. You’ll study diversity in learning, principles of an effective leader, school law, and financial issues that are relevant to school environments.
Become an Effective and Informed Leader
Receive the personal attention you deserve through our unique one-to-one learning model that pairs you with a faculty member in each course you take. The EdS-EdL program is an ideal option for you if you want to take on leadership roles where you can shape policies and improve the system from within.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
- Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
- Education Administrators, Postsecondary
- Distance Learning Coordinators
*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Depending on where you reside, many positions may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met. We encourage you to also review program specific requirements with an NU advisor. Any data provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that completion of any degree program will achieve the underlying occupation or commensurate salary.
As a graduate of National University’s Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS-EdL) program, you’ll be able to:
- Apply quality standards to enhance instructional rigor and instructional strategies fostering student learning and development and augment teacher professional development
- Analyze the aspects of professional capacity and resource needs for a quality professional learning community promoting an effective and efficient learning environment for all teachers, staff, and students
- Facilitate effective educational leadership vision and integrity through strategic planning involving data-driven decision-making and evidence-based practice
- Evaluate and select strategies to cultivate an inclusive and supporting learning environment to enhance accessibility, community collaboration, and student success
- Synthesize current educational research and theory within educational evidence-based practice for ongoing school improvement
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National University’s dedicated admissions team is here to help you throughout the admissions process. We accept and review applications year-round and, once you are admitted, you can begin your studies as soon as the next week.
To apply to the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS-EdL) program, you must have a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited academic institution or a qualifying international institution.
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