Education Specialist in Educational Leadership - EdS

Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership prepares reflective scholars and capable professionals who apply theory and method to dynamically improve schools under their leadership and, ultimately, the communities they serve.  The program fosters lifelong learning and values leadership, ethical and informed decision-making, diversity, program evaluation, effective communication, and technology.

Program Objectives
Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership program enables students to contribute to the education profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research.  Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Apply leadership theory and ethical, reflective decision-making to manage and administer schools and school systems.
  • Evaluate and apply best practices in instruction using effective teaching practices, emerging technologies, and assessment techniques to achieve optimal educational outcomes.
  • Create a shared vision of a learning culture by understanding and responding to the political, social, economic, legal and cultural environment.
  • Respond to diverse communities of interest to create a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Continue to renew and develop expertise in the field of leadership demonstrated by effective written, spoken, and digital communication.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

NOTE: Courses in the Education Specialist program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.

Program Outline
To receive an Education Specialist degree, students must earn 30 graduate semester hours.  Twenty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University.  Students must pass a Comprehensive Examination at the completion of coursework.  Program requirements are as follows:

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership Major Core Courses
(30.0 credit hours)

Foundation Courses (18.0 credit hours)

Policy, Politics, and Community Relations

3.0 credit hours

Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership

3.0 credit hours

Designing Training and Performance Solutions

3.0 credit hours

Leading Technologies Innovation

3.0 credit hours

Funding of Educational Institutions

3.0 credit hours

Curriculum Design

3.0 credit hours
Leadership Core (12.0 credit hours)

Theory and Management

3.0 credit hours

Assessment and Program Evaluation

3.0 credit hours

Reform and Innovation

3.0 credit hours

Human Resources and Professional Development

3.0 credit hours



Comprehensive Exam

Passing Score