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Just as teachers are now in greater demand than ever before, educational leaders are needed to manage and assist school districts, state educational boards, and institutions of higher learning as they work to improve their instructional capabilities. This specialization prepares you to lead in a variety of higher education institutions, including public, private, for profit, and non-profit. The coursework provides a foundational understanding of communication, leadership, and research techniques, while the specialty studies examine leadership across a variety of functions and considerations, such as student services, strategic planning, academic programs, curriculum development, legal issues, and financial concerns.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
A conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution or an international institution determined to be equivalent through an approved evaluation service.
The Education Specialist (EdS) program requires two foundational courses, two research courses, six specialization courses, and one capstone course for a total of 33 credit hours. Both the Education Specialist (EdS) and Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS-EdL) require that all other courses be completed prior to starting the capstone course. The estimated time needed to complete this program is 23 months.
- Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings
- Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices
- Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups
- Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues
- Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments
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