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Education Specialist - Education Leadership

The Educational Specialist degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership at Saint Leo University offers professionals in the field of education and education administration a unique opportunity to refine their knowledge and skill set. Read more about this online post-graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist with a specialization in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Post-Graduate

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals pursuing the Education Specialist degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership should be interested in advancing their career in educational practice. Candidates are required to provide proof of the successful completion of a master's in education or a related field and already hold or are eligible to hold administrative or teaching certification. All applicants to Saint Leo University post-graduate programs must have a master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Education Specialist degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership at Saint Leo University offers individuals in the education industry the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the theory and practice behind school leadership. The curriculum includes coursework that allows students to explore concepts such as building collaborative school culture, supporting effective practice to maximize student learning, and encouraging staff members' instructional practice. The program aligns with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders advanced by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), Council of Chief State School Officers. The program is intended to help students refine their leadership, critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills in a real-world context that allows them to explore issues and solutions in the fields of teaching and education administration.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Education Specialist with a specialization in Educational Leadership:

Students are required to complete a total of 39 credits through the successful completion of 13 3-credit classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (39 credits)

  • Analytical Leadership
  • Building a Collaborative Culture
  • Technology Innovation and Diffusion
  • Power of Teacher Leader Innovation
  • Equitable Leadership
  • Assessment, Accountability, and Analytics
  • School Leadership Topics
  • Leading the School Organization
  • Diversity and Leadership
  • Instructional Technology
  • Educational Politics, Policy, and Leadership
  • Introduction and Qualitative Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Design

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students that earn successfully complete the Education Specialist post-graduate degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership have the opportunity to continue their academic pursuits by earning a doctorate in education. Pursuing a doctorate degree in education may allow students to teach at the university level or contribute to research in the field. Possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership & Reading
  • Ph.D. of Education in Educational Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates from Saint Leo University's Education Specialist with a specialization in Educational Leadership program may be well-equipped to pursue roles in education-based settings that require advanced analytical and management skills. Individuals could consider pursuing employment in industries such as:

  • Higher education
  • School district leadership/administration
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Advocacy organizations

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