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Education Specialist in Sports Management

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.

The Education Specialist degree with a specialization in Sports Management at Northcentral University provides you with an opportunity to increase your leadership expertise in this growing field as you explore a combination of science-based academics, research methods, and real life experiences within the collegiate athletic department.

Throughout this specialization, you will examine the ever-changing financial, legal, political and marketing concerns of directing an athletic department at the collegiate level. You will also develop your understanding of Title IX, legal aspects, and advisement programs for the student athlete as you work One-to-One with experienced faculty members who have had many years of successful athletic administration experience at the collegiate level.


  • 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

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.