Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership and Learning Program – Organizational Psychology
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership and Learning; Organizational Psychology program will teach you how to apply psychological concepts and action research methods to improve your surroundings. Acquire strategies to address challenges related to productivity, employee morale and management styles. Learn how you can improve organizational policies, processes, hiring, and training with an Ed.S. in Organizational Psychology.
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
Explore critical legal and policy-based issues and investigate the main components of building or managing a successful educational organization. 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 individuals and 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 the psychology of effective leaders, the foundations in organizational and industrial psychology, and an awareness of professional and ethical standards in the field would benefit most from the organizational psychology 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
EDP810 - The Psychology of Leadership
EDP812 - Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
EDP814 - The Social Psychology of Groups
EDP816 - Cultural Perspectives in Psychology
EDP818 - Cognitive and Affective Principles in Psychology
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
This course will focus on exploring, discussing and applying the Four Frames of Leadership: The Structural Frame, the Political Frame, the Symbolic Frame and the Human Resource Frame. Students learn to apply the concepts of reframing in order to resolve organizational conflicts and leadership challenges. Students will also complete and discuss their personal frame of leadership style and how to incorporate each of these in their own set of leadership tools. Additionally, discussions will center on learning about the Neuroscience of Leadership and the newly coined term ‘Neuroleaders’. Questions such as the role of neuroscience in leadership and the role of emotions in problem-solving and decision-making and how these affect leading organizations through periods of change, will also be explored.3 Credits
In this course, students will gain valuable knowledge and application of concepts in real-life situations related to industrial and organizational psychology. The elements of this course include the History of I/O psychology, as well as research methods used in this field. Theories of motivation and the application of theoretical models to real-life problems encountered in businesses and organizations will be addressed. This course also helps students learn to apply methods to reduce workplace stress and strain and will examine some of the innovative ways businesses today are addressing the important issue of family-work conflict and finding balance.3 Credits
This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of group processes viewed through the lens of social psychology. Students examine and apply concepts of the ‘self’ and the ‘self in groups’. The course explores how groups work and why some groups work better than others; the influences of genetics, culture and gender on group performance as well as the motivation for performance and the generation of ideas and creativity. Students also view four famous or infamous social psychology experiments from the past: The Milgram Experiment, Blue Eyes/Brown Eyed: A Class Divided; the Robbers Cave and, finally, the Stanford Experiment.3 Credits
This doctoral level course about culture and psychology combines social psychology and cultural anthropology. Students learn the inter-connections and inter-generationally transmitted behaviors between meanings, symbols, and psychological processes such as cognition, personality structure, behavior, and affect, as it applies to professionals and paraprofessionals in psychology, sociology, education, and leadership. Students examine culture and psychology by investigating common psychological experiences with an emphasis on human and social science conceptual paradigms, theory, knowledge, and intervention.3 Credits
This doctoral level course examines learning and how people perceive, remember, and think through the lens of neuroscience, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, and philosophy. Cognitive and affective principles in psychology apply to professionals and paraprofessionals in education, psychology, health care, leadership, and other organizational settings.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