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Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership K-12 Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $9,750

Overview


Continue on your path as a school leader with the Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online program. This degree leads you to a role as principal as well as opportunities for a higher salary. Profession-based field work is embedded in the course requirements to help you transition into principalship with confidence and the highest level of competence.

Online courses are taught by the same respected, experienced faculty that teach on campus. They are dedicated to extending the same learning opportunities to every student in addition to an inclusive, supportive environment. Your success is our priority for which we prepare to support through leadership, advanced levels of scholarship and self-evaluation.

This 30-hour online program is flexible, with multiple start dates each year and coursework that is accessible 24/7 so you can achieve your academic goals while continuing to work. In as few as 12 months, you can qualify for a career as a principal.

Upon graduation from this 100% online Ed.S. – Educational Leadership K-12 program, you will be prepared to:

  • Ensure effective management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment
  • Collaborate with faculty and community members in response to diverse community interests and needs and mobilize community resources
  • Develop a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth of staff
  • Advocate for the needs and priorities of the school, district, students and families within the community
  • Set a widely shared vision for learning while promoting the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitment necessary for equitable protocols for student support
  • Establish a school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly
  • Display positive building level instructional and clinical practice leadership attributes in diversity, equity and inclusion, communication, critical thinking, and teamwork

Additional certification opportunity

By completing an additional 15 hours, you can qualify for elementary principal and superintendent certification. You can also use your Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 degree to qualify for Special Education Program director certification. For more information, call 844-890-9304 to speak with a helpful Enrollment Specialist.

Courses

In order to earn the Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 Online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of core requirements and 3 credit hours of an internship. All courses in this program are 7 weeks in length.

To see the full list of our Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online degree program must hold a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

To learn more about our Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership K-12 online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

To learn more about our Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership K-12 online degree program is convenient and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership K-12 Online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12, students must complete the following courses (30 credit hours).

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Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the laws of our country as they apply to all phases of the public school. Stress is placed upon laws concerning superintendents, principals, teachers and pupils. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the nature and functioning of effective school organization and administration, including the study of leadership theories.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course prepares educational leaders for their roles in managing certified and classified personnel to effectively achieve the objectives of educational programs K-12.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of current educational thought as it relates to the general P-12 curriculum, its development and evaluation. Emphasis on using classroom curriculum to improve student learning. The goal is to help teachers to learn to think as a teacher leader about issues in P-12 education in a critical and insightful manner.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students taking this course should become familiar with specific leadership skills that are basic to performing in the principalship. The school administrator must be able to demonstrate effective knowledge and application of leadership behavior, communication skills, group processes, curriculum development, instructional leadership, assessment, organization management, fiscal management and political management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare school leaders for effective two-way communication with families and the community. In addition, school leaders will effectively engage families, community and school personnel in strengthening student learning in and out of school. This course will prepare school leaders to build and sustain productive partnerships with communities and public and private sectors to promote school improvement and student development. Finally, this course will prepare school leaders to advocate for the needs and priorities of the school, district, students, families and the community. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Having a two-fold focus, this course treats (1) basic methods of developing and reporting educational research and literature and (2) techniques of interpreting and evaluating educational research and literature. Basic statistical methods are utilized in each of the components. Prerequisite: Ed.S. students only.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to acquaint prospective or experienced teachers and administrators with the functions, organization, curriculum and personnel associated with the middle school; with concentration on the early adolescent learner.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, candidates have an opportunity to provide coherent, authentic, experiences that provide opportunities to synthesize and apply the content knowledge, develop and refine the professional skills, and demonstrate their capabilities as articulated in each of the elements included in NELP Building-Level Program Standards.

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Admissions


The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 online program. Find out the requirements, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Non-Missouri students should determine whether this program fits the certification requirements for their state.

The Ed.S. applicant must supply evidence of a completed master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum grade point average of 3.00/4.00.

Documentation of one of the following:

  • Valid state teacher (classroom teacher) certificate OR
  • National Board Certification OR
  • 3.75 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE OR
  • Successful completion of the Departmental Entrance Exam (DAE)

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Transfer of Credits

If you have started an Educational Specialist program at another regionally accredited university, you may be able to transfer up to nine credit hours.

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-9304.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership K-12 Online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition cost includes all fees.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit hour Course Per Program
Ed.S. – Educational Leadership K-12 $325 $975 $9,750

*Important Refund Information:
First day of class- Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
Second day of class- Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
Third day of class- Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
Fourth day of class- Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 1 1/15/2020 1/2/2020 1/6/2020 1/8/2020 1/10/2020 3/6/2020
Spring 2 3/16/2020 3/2/2020 3/6/2020 3/9/2020 3/11/2020 5/1/2020
Summer 1 5/12/2020 4/27/2020 5/4/2020 5/5/2020 5/7/2020 6/26/2020
Summer 2 6/29/2020 6/15/2020 6/19/2020 6/22/2020 6/24/2020 8/14/2020
2020 Sessions Payment Scheduale
Session Payment
Due
Drop for
Non-payment
Financial Aid
Disbursement
Last Day
100%
refund
Last Day
75%
refund
Last Day
50%
refund
Last Day
25%
refund
2020 Spring 1 1/10/2020 1/13/2020 1/22/2020 1/15/2020 1/16/2020 1/17/2020 1/21/2020
2020 Spring 2 3/11/2020 3/12/2020 3/23/2020 3/16/2020 3/17/2020 3/18/2020 3/19/2020
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