Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership and Learning- Organizational Leadership
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership and Learning; Organizational Leadership we will look at leadership from different layers, from the personal to the group level, to the organizational level that often has a high degree of unpredictability.
Enjoy Flexibility – 11 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – Online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $375 per month
This degree program will help you understand the dynamics impacting the creation of an enduring and effective strategic plan and lead positive organizational change around current policy and critical issues. You will acquire creative problem-solving strategies for enhancing your surroundings.
The degree is centered around 3 elements:
- Collaborative and ethical leadership
- Transformational leadership
- Reflective scholarship
Through practical, real-world applications, you will gain adeptness with leading teams, both within and across multicultural contexts, while maintaining high ethical standards in all business practices.
Is this program for you?
Individuals seeking greater knowledge and skills in adult learning paradigms, effective leadership strategies, and innovative entrepreneurship development 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.
Benefits of an Education Specialist Degree
- Continue professional development
- Grow your leadership philosophy
- Pursue senior roles
- Familiarize yourself with new technology tools
- 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.)
EDD830 - Leadership Theory
RSH900 - Doctoral Writing and Inquiry into Research
EDD832 - Human Potential and Motivation
EDD834 - Creating Strategic Change That Lasts
RSH910 - Research Design and Methodology
EDO810 - Organizational Theory
EDO812 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
EDO814 - Adult Learning Theory
EDO816 - Leading in Highly Uncertain and Rapidly Changing Environments
EDO818 - Leading Across Contexts and Cultures
RSH916 - Problem-Based Research in Action
The emphasis of this course is on leadership with the focus on the application of leadership concepts and leadership skills. Through the examination of a wide array of different leadership theories, the student gains knowledge and skills for a plethora of theoretical paradigms and models, which can be used to influence others towards positive and lasting change. Working with teams and dealing with the politics and power within an organization are also examined in depth.3 Credits
This research course examines the basic principles and techniques of doctoral scholarship, and offers an overview of the development of theory and research logic, explores the relationship between theoretical and empirical constructs, and provides a wide variety of specific research methodologies, including the scholarly publication process. Students study the principles of the scientific method and research design techniques common to both qualitative and quantitative research, including sampling methods and data collection techniques. Material includes examination of various research methods including electronic searches and retrieval methods. Students learn to critically read research papers and articles, and are introduced to the writing techniques necessary to produce expository and analytical papers to the standards of publishable work. This course is a prerequisite for all other doctorate courses.3 Credits
This course examines a meaningful and sophisticated understanding of motivation and emotion. Blending motivation and emotion with leadership builds a powerful sense of tolerance and meaning in many domains of life: home, school, workplace, clinical setting, athletic fields, healthcare, and interpersonal relationships. The course deeply explores individual emotion, mindset, and interventions. A leader can use this knowledge to motivate individuals and evaluate how emotion drives behavior to obtain the best performance out of their employees and relationships in all facets of life.3 Credits
Creating strategic change that lasts is a fine art of every successful leader. Throughout this course, students examine what the best leaders do to create an atmosphere where employees in the organization can flourish. The focus is on learning essential behaviors that promote a high-energy culture.3 Credits
This course begins to ask the doctoral student to reflect on past courses, studies and articles that support and build upon personal areas of interest. The course is designed to challenge students to think about an area of interest and begin develop a comprehensive research topic aligned with their professional goals. Students expand on the research topic, identify appropriate theories, methodologies and consider research design. At the end of eight weeks, students will frame the beginning of a doctoral research dissertation.3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to review theories in the field of educational and organizational leadership. Students are able to understand organizational theories and apply those theories in a variety of leadership scenarios. Students also are able to use organizational theories to help their organizations assess, measure, and increase organizational effectiveness.3 Credits
This course takes a thorough look at the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. Various definitions are examined and analyzed. Furthermore, implications associated both with the theoretical exploration of the topic as well as the opportunities for professional application are examined. Clearly innovation and entrepreneurship are essential components in organizational leadership today. They require strategic leadership behaviors and the thoughtful consideration of the systems and structures required to make these ever present and continuous elements of a contemporary, successful organization.3 Credits
Adult Learning Theory analyzes the theories and principles associated with andragogy, the theory and practice of the education of adults. Regardless of the organizational context, adults are constantly in a learning mode as they develop new skills and adjust to the ever-changing demands of organizational systems. When best practices in andragogy are integrated into the personnel development of an organization, it creates a ‘learning culture’ that promotes effective change.3 Credits
This course thoroughly examines the issue of change in modern, learning organizations. In an era where technology and other social and cultural shifts have created uniquely fluid environments, this course examines the leadership capacity to anticipate, plan for, and in some cases respond to the inevitable arc of change. Change requires uniquely specific leadership behaviors around system organization and orientation. This course examines the thought processes required and the preferred structures and approaches regarding this ever present and all-important strategic organizational reference point. The topic of change is evaluated from both the theoretical and application-based perspectives.3 Credits
Leading across contexts and cultures is a course on applying management practices and processes across national and regional environs. Leaders need to hone their skills and develop strategies to compete in a global market. Research in anthropology, psychology and management are explored to explain the cultural and psychological foundations, which influence leadership and managerial attitudes and behaviors.3 Credits
This course is designed to provide students with additional research tools used to solve everyday problems through a process of inquiry and developing solutions to significant problems in the workplace. This useful strategy can provide the leader a design for decision-making based on data and supportive research. This course satisfies the Proctored Exam requirement for this program.3 Credits