Education Specialist in Educational Leadership / Superintendent
Northwest Nazarene University

Program Details

Northwest Nazarene University offers an online Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership degree with a specialization in Superintendent. This program is designed especially for a master's degree graduate looking to pursue the role of a superintendent. The curriculum was designed to enhance the skills needed for that profession.


  • Students participate in a year-long internship at the district office level.
  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program
  • Certification/Licensure as a building administrator based on a recommendation from a state-approved higher education preparation program
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Copy of building administrator's license
  • Two recommendations
  • Evidence of writing competency, preferably from a research paper or other document completed during master's courses
  • An Educational Leadership Evaluation Form from the candidate's supervisor

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities