Jul 18, 2024  
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership, Ed.S.

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Program Description

The Educational 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 teacher, administrator, or leader. The Ed.S. in Leadership is designed principally for educators and other leaders who already possess licensure or certification as a teacher or school administrator, and who wish to expand their understanding of evidence-based leadership. The degree does not lead to professional licensure nor does it include an internship.

Program Outcomes

  1. Collaborate in diverse communities of learning and build partnerships with states, school districts, or other organizations. (IV)
  2. Contribute to solutions for complex problems of practice with actions based upon theory, standards, and frameworks. (II, VII)
  3. Analyze and promote best practices in leadership. (VI, VII)
  4. Demonstrate evidence-based decision-making, integrating principles of equity, ethics, and social justice of civic concern in local and global communities. (III, V)
  5. Develop and implement personal and organization-level knowledge and skills including technology. (VI)
  6. Demonstrate mastery of content knowledge through the utilization of critical and creative thinking. (I)
  7. Demonstrate competence in the application of multiple research methods. (II)

Course List (34 Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website [http://www.ace.edu/admissions/programs-by-state].

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