The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership and Learning; Higher Education Leadership is designed to meet your unique professional needs within an increasingly diverse world. 

Enjoy Flexibility – 11 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – Online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $395 per month

Learners will examine leadership theories and strategies that will help to effectively manage and strengthen a higher education community. Learn best practices for leadership behavior, student affairs and development, project management, accreditation and more. Explore critical higher education historical and legal issues and investigate the main components of governance within higher education institutions.

The degree is centered around 3 elements:

  • Collaborative and ethical leadership
  • Transformational leadership
  • Reflective scholarship

Through practical, real-world applications, students will gain adeptness with leading college and university administrators and faculty to create cultures that promote student success.

Inside: EDD830 Leadership Theory

Is this program for you?

Individuals seeking greater knowledge and skills in accreditation policies and practices for higher education settings, strategies for developing scholarship and inclusive governance, historical and legal perspectives, and financial management of those environments would benefit most from this Education Specialist degree.

We understand trying to fit education into an already busy schedule. We created interactive, flexible, facilitated, online courses designed to fit around your lifestyle.

This program is not designed as a teacher certification program, and different states and municipalities often have specific requirements concerning different degree programs. Depending on your goals for this program, please check with your local and state regulatory requirements for program acceptance.

Benefits of an Education Specialist Degree

  • Continue professional development
  • Grow your leadership philosophy
  • Pursue senior roles
  • Familiarize yourself with new technology tools

For more information about the program, see the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Master’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)