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.
The Education Specialist degree in International Education at Northcentral University will teach you the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively within the context of global economic, political, cultural and community influences in education. In this specialization, you will explore theories of comparative education, cross-national comparative analysis and strategies, global educational transfer and borrowing, international development, and the relation between culture and education.
Through assigned readings and course assignments, you will examine the global dimensions of several contemporary issues in international education, including the hopes of global cooperation, the complexity of educational accountability, authority and professionalism. You will also study international organizations, with special emphasis on practices, strategies and techniques that can be adapted to intercultural/multicultural contexts.
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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Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.
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