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.
Through a combination of theory, research and practical application, the Education Specialist degree in Global Training and Development at Northcentral University will prepare you to become a leader in the field of training and performance improvement. In Global Training and Development courses, you will critically analyze training needs and strategize how performance improvement and training materials should be designed. You will also examine theoretical and practical information in adult education and human resources, and research and review strategies for future effectiveness.
As an EdS in Global Training and Development graduate, you will advance your systemic leadership and organizational capacity. The EdS program also prepares you for doctoral learning in Global Training and Development should you choose to advance your education even further.
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
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Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.
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