The Education Specialist degree is a practitioner’s degree at the post-master’s level for those who seek advanced credentials but not a full doctoral degree with a dissertation requirement. The objective of the degree is to develop skills and competencies that will make the student a more effective leader. The Ed.S. in Leadership is designed for individuals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their leadership practice in their chosen discipline.
Collaborate in diverse communities of learning and build partnerships with states, school districts, or other organizations.
Contribute to solutions for complex problems of practice with actions based upon theory, standards, and frameworks.
Analyze and promote best practices in leadership.
Demonstrate evidence-based decision-making, integrating principles of equity, ethics, and social justice of civic concern in local and global communities.
Develop and implement personal and organization-level knowledge and skills including technology.
Demonstrate mastery of content knowledge through the utilization of critical and creative thinking.
Demonstrate competence in the application of multiple research methods.