Program Overview

The Educational Leadership is designed for individuals who wish to become leaders in the field of education. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to step outside of their roles as teachers and enter the education arena as leaders in a larger context. By choosing this program, students will also have the opportunity to earn a Principal Certification or a Special Education Director Certification in addition to earning the master’s degree. However, students who are pursuing the administrative certifications must hold a teacher certification.

Students may complete this program within 38 total credit hours. Coursework, internship opportunities, and capstone work is required. Course material may be completed face-to-face or through online learning. The EdS program is ideal for students who are already employed but wish to advance their current careers or enter into the field of education as a new career. Participants will explore essential topics of supervision, curriculum, school and community relations, special education, facilities management, foundations of administration, and more. Students will need to display competency skills in writing and communication throughout the duration of the program. These skills will be necessary to graduates when applying for jobs and working with colleagues.  

A formal, college-level education is required for individuals who aspire to reach administrative and leadership positions in the field of education. The EdS program will further student’s wide base of knowledge that is sought by employers in the field of education. Earning this professional degree ensures that graduates are prepared to compete in the job market and fulfill leadership positions.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.

    Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
    • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
    • School of Education
    • School of Communications

    WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online.


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