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.


  • Official transcripts 
  • A GPA of 3.0 
  • Provide a statement of purpose
  • Provide two letters of reference
  • Have proof of clear renewable teaching licensure
  • Have a Master’s degree and 3 years of teaching experience and be currently employed in a K-12 district in a leadership role
  • Serve in a leadership position at either the P-12 school or LUA level 
  • A clear background check

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges