Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
Northern Kentucky University

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program is designed for educators who want to become principals in grades P-12 or supervisors of instruction for grades P-12.  The curriculum prepares educators for administrative positions in which they can make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, parents, and the community.  Educators will gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective administrators at the P-12 level.  Coursework exposes educators to diverse student populations and school environments as they learn to understand school culture, curriculum, assessment, supervision of teachers to build capacity, and management of schools focused on school improvement.


  • Requires on-campus attendance for several capstone discussions
  • Copy of valid teaching certificate showing successful completion of three years full-time documented classroom teaching experience in a school which meets the state performance standards as established in KRS 156.560
  • Official transcripts sent from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Completion of master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a total cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5 (4.0 scale)
  • Three recommendations
  • Three essays
  • A professional folio
  • Writing sample and interview

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges