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EdS in Educational Leadership - Higher Education

Regent University offers an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program with a concentration in Higher Education to help current education professionals prepare for administrative and educator roles at institutions of higher education. More info on Regent's online Ed.S. program can be found here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students applying for this Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education program should have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as a background in education. This program also requires a master's degree. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Education Specialist in Educational Leadership - Higher Education program offers students the opportunity to grow their skills in education administration as they prepare for leadership roles in colleges and universities. The curriculum delves into theoretical and practical topics on education policy, planning, teaching, and administration. Coursework also explores topics such as higher education finance, organization theory, and contemporary issues in higher education. In addition, students could study the online learning instructional design process, statistics and data-driven decision making, and the development and dynamics of college students.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residency)

Program Length:

31 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership - Higher Education:

Students who graduate from the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program with a concentration in Higher Education program will have completed 31 credit hours across topics like decision making, instructional design, and leadership. In addition, there are two required residencies. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (13 credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organizations
  • Residency I
  • Residency II
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making

Higher Education Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Instructional Design for Online Learning
  • History & Contemporary Issues of American Higher Education
  • The College & the Student
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Curriculum & Assessment for College/University Teaching
  • Administration & Organization Theory in Higher Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

This Ed.S. program in higher education offers students the chance to learn advanced leadership, administrative, and curriculum design skills. With these skills, graduates might be able to find executive and educator roles at universities and colleges.

Here are just a few positions graduates from the program might be suited for:

  • Higher education administrator
  • Educational researcher
  • Higher education instructor
  • Professor

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