Skilled Leaders in Education Can Help Advance Student Achievement
Instructional leadership specialists in K-12 are needed to advance student achievement through the assessment and improvement of instructional strategies. NCU’s instructional leadership specialization can provide you with a strong background in the supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity and analysis of the instructional capacity of K-12 schools. Mentored by your doctoral professors, you can learn to assess and interpret data, examine the culture of learning, and offer instructional improvement and reform. The instructional leadership specialization examines current theories and practices that can help you assess and interpret data, develop skills to apply what you learn to help others, improve student achievement, and develop assessment and improvement strategies. In today’s complex educational field, leaders are needed to assist school districts and state educational boards with advancing instructional capacities in our schools. The instructional leadership specialization can provide you with the skills to aid in the development and implementation of practical solutions to contemporary education issues.
The NCU Difference
At Northcentral University, we understand that today's educators and administrators face new challenges every day and must commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning to keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape. NCU’s School of Education helps prepare students to meet these challenges by providing stimulating, relevant and career-focused bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in education. We are committed to providing a premier education for our students, and NCU holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.
“Northcentral surpassed my expectations with a challenging and rigorous program with quality professors.”– Michael Cohen, Master of Education (2015)
*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.