The Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership is a 40 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure in school administration or a more in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction that builds on an existing Class AA License in another area of professional education. Furthermore, there are two tracks in Educational Leadership:
- Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)
Graduates of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), before they can apply for the Class AAA License in Administration.
The two tracks offer an in-depth review of teaching/learning, technology integration, assessment, statistics, educational diversity, law, public policy, curriculum development, and leadership development. Clinical/practicum-based experiences are integrated with course work, in order to foster problem solving and theoretical application. Students benefit from applied and focused classroom and practicum experiences in the educational arena with all stakeholders. Similarly, reflective seminars are facilitated by university professors to provide for purposeful collaboration with cohort members.
- Administration Track Sample Course Six-Semester Cohort Calendar
- Curriculum & Instruction Cohort Calendar
The Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education is a 36-42 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure and a more in-depth knowledge about best practices, research, teaching/learning, and curriculum & instructional improvement in elementary education. This degree builds on an existing Class AA License in elementary education. Problem-solving, research, and writing are integrated with the coursework, in order to foster technology integration, constant reflection, and data-driven assessment.
There is an option for the candidate with a 4-8 alternate route license to add-on the K-6 license.