Education Specialist in Leadership in Higher Education

Leaders in higher education require a broad knowledge of the intricacies in higher education. NCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in Leadership in Higher Education digs deep into a variety of topics specific to higher education and will familiarize you with how higher education is organized and financed, about legal issues and the history of higher education. As a Leadership in Higher Education EdS graduate, you will be prepared to share your knowledge and skill about higher education in colleges, universities and community colleges. This specialization can also prepare you to pursue doctoral studies in the field should you choose to further your education.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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