Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral University’s Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership program offers students the knowledge and skills needed to increase their impact as an educator and take on administrative-level roles. This program is aligned with traits specific to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), including data-driven decision-making and evidence-based educational practice. Students will have the opportunity to explore current topics that matter for education leaders such as how to improve performance and culture through effective leadership.

The Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University will provide you with a strong knowledgebase in K-12 management and leadership. Throughout this program, you will learn to lead others as you address management and leadership issues in education, such as school law, safety and diversity. 

As an EdS in Educational Leadership graduate, you will have a deep understanding of leadership and supervision within organizations, and will be prepared to pursue positions as a specialist in K-12 educational leadership in today’s diverse educational environment. The EdS program also prepares you for further doctoral study in Educational Leadership, should you desire to further advance your education.


  • Admission to the Education Specialist program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.