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Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership
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.
Specialists in K-12 instruction leadership are needed to expand student achievement through the assessment and improvement of instructional strategies. The Education Specialist program in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University will provide you with a strong background in the supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity and analysis of the instructional capacity of K-12 schools.
You will explore current theories and practices that can help improve student achievement. You will also learn to assess and interpret data, and examine the culture of learning and instructional improvement and reform.
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
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