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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Columbus State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Criminal Background Check
Candidates must possess at least three years of teaching experience.