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Education Specialist in General Education

Program Details

The Education Specialist (EdS) program emphasizes an applied, project based approach to development of appreciable improvements in the body of educational practice. The EdS attracts individuals who are primarily professionals either at the K-12 level or the higher education level (i.e., enrollment managers, superintendents, principals, teacher leaders, and education faculty who primarily teach - not do research, educational consultants, trainers in organizations). The EdS capstone focuses on solving a problem in the workplace or in the professional field of education and results in a "product" or solution. This degree is also intended to help students increase their own workplace Leadership Skills.

Many positions in academic administration and strategy require cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge – so why settle on a single specialization? Northcentral University’s Education Specialist degree program with a general education specialization may be the ideal choice—particularly if you’d like a doctoral-level education without the requirement of a dissertation. The general education specialization allows you to combine disciplines–such as organizational leadership and curriculum and teaching–into a single degree program and map out a curriculum that meets your particular career goals.


  • Admission to the program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.