Instructional Leadership, EdS

Instructional Leadership Specialization

Specialists in K-12 instructional leadership are needed to advance student achievement through the assessment and improvement of instructional strategies. NCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in Instructional Leadership provides you with a strong background in the supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity and analysis of the instructional capacity of K-12 schools. Working with your mentoring professors, you will explore current theories and practices that can help improve student achievement. You will also learn to assess and interpret data, and examine the culture of learning and instructional improvement and reform. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to become an instructional leader in K-12 schools. You will also be prepared to pursue doctoral studies in Instructional Leadership if you wish to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog
*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.

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.

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