Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
Columbus State University

Program Details

The online Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership program is designed for professionals who seek to become building level or district level leaders in such positions as building principals, assistant superintendents, or superintendents of school districts.  The curriculum prepares leaders who can effectively address district-level educational issues by appropriately applying theory and research-based practices and who are also committed to improving student achievement and are able to occupy key leadership positions in school systems.  Candidates gain knowledge about the functions of high achieving school districts in such areas as curriculum, instruction, management, personnel, finance, school law, and public relations, and how the interaction of these areas at the district-level ultimately contributes to student achievement.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of reference
  • Clear background check

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges