Become More in Education for Less

Give your teaching career the edge it needs. Forget the days and dollars tied up in dissertations and academic digging. Nova Southeastern University's Ed.S. in Educational Leadership takes you to the helm of your school in less time and for less money.

A year’s worth of learning and insight in this program prepares you for a complete career upgrade. Gain new specialties or higher level roles, such as K-12 teachers or department heads, assistant principals, principals, counselors, community college professors and educational consultants. Dominate the education industry with your NSU degree and make your mark.

The Ed.S. with a Specialization in Educational Leadership is offered as two degree program tracks.

  • Florida certification track: state-approved; directly aligns with Florida certification requirements.
  • Nevada certification track: state-approved; directly aligns with Nevada licensure requirements.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing prekindergarten through 12th grade teachers seeking a graduate degree or recertification with interest in the educational leadership field.
  • Master’s degree education graduates seeking a graduate degree, recertification and/or additional certification area in educational leadership

Quick Facts

Tuition

Tuition is $1,130 per credit hour. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details. 

Curriculum

NSU’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is 36 total credits to complete.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership program is available online.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

K-12 Principal

$98,490 Median Salary Per Year

Assistant Principal*

$90,649 Average Salary Per Year

Postsecondary Teacher

$80,560 Median Salary Per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020; Salary.com, 2021*

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership Curriculum (Florida Certification Track)

Program Requirements (36 credits)
Credits
EDU 708
Research Design in Education (EDU 708 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 702
Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment (EDL 702 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 755
Research and Technology in Educational Leadership (EDL 755 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 760
Ethical Leadership and Data-Driven Decision-Making (EDL 760 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDU 725
Human Resources and Staff Development (EDU 725 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 704
Visionary Leadership for Equitable Schools (EDL 704 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 735
Community Engagement and the Management of Schools (EDL 735 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 705
Educational Budgeting and Finance (EDL 705 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 720
School Law for Administrators (EDL 720 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 790
Seminar in Educational Leadership (EDL 790 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 799
Clinical Internship for Educational Leaders (EDL 799 / Credits: 6 )
6
Program Requirements (36 credits)
Credits
EDU 708
Research Design in Education (EDU 708 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 702
Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment (EDL 702 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 755
Research and Technology in Educational Leadership (EDL 755 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 760
Ethical Leadership and Data-Driven Decision-Making (EDL 760 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDU 725
Human Resources and Staff Development (EDU 725 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 704
Visionary Leadership for Equitable Schools (EDL 704 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 735
Community Engagement and the Management of Schools (EDL 735 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 705
Educational Budgeting and Finance (EDL 705 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 720
School Law for Administrators (EDL 720 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 745
Administration of School Improvement Process (EDL 745 / Credits: 3 )
3
EDL 799
Clinical Internship for Educational Leaders (EDL 799 / Credits: 6 )
6

Admission Requirements

Ready for the Next Step?

We’re thrilled you’re applying to NSU for an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. 

This program is available to practicing prekindergarten through 12th-grade teachers who wish to obtain graduate degrees and enter the field of educational leadership.

It’s also available to those with a master's degree and a valid professional teaching certificate who wish to obtain a graduate degree and/or add a certification area in educational leadership.

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

 

Nevada State-Approved Program Requirements

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Current professional teaching certificate/license
  • Employment verification letter demonstrating at least 3 years of teaching experience in accredited K-12 schools
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