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Educational Leadership

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. An NSU 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.

Delivery Options

Coursework for an Ed.S. with a specialization in Educational Leadership is offered online and at many of NSU's campuses with evening or weekend classes which will allow you to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. This distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances. 

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.

Florida Certification Track

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (3.0 minimum grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions 

Additional Entrance Requirements (effective for students entering in Fall 2018 and later)

  • Applicants must have a current Professional Educator’s Certificate

  • Supervisor Recommendation Form from a supervisor at the applicant’s school or district demonstrating the applicant’s leadership potential and skills

  • Applicants must submit two most recent performance evaluations or equivalent (Section 1012.31, F.S.) with obtained earnings of an “effective” or higher rating


Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 0708 Research Design in Education 3
EDL 0702 Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment 3
EDL 0750 Technology for Educational Leaders 3
EDL 0710 Educational Leadership 3
EDL 0725 Human Resources and Staff Development 3
EDL 0700 Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership 3
EDL 0730 Management of Schools 3
EDL 0705 Educational Budgeting and Finance 3
EDL 0720 School Law for Administrators 3
EL 0600 Seminar in the Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership 3
EL 0699 Administrative/Educational Leadership Internship 6

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

The administrative internship is the culminating experience in this program. The purpose of this internship is to provide an opportunity to perform the duties of a school or district administrator. Under the guidance of an experienced cooperating administrator and a faculty supervisor, the intern will observe, interview, and work with the assigned administrator for a minimum of 300 contact hours. In addition, students will maintain a leadership portfolio detailing the role and responsibilities of an educational leader.

Students are advised to contact their department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals. It is the responsibility of each student to contact his or her state department of education regarding certification, recertification, and/or endorsement requirements.

Nevada Certification Track

  • Completed admission application packet including a nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcripts indicating conferral of a master's degree by a regionally accredited institution (3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
  • Valid Professional Teaching Certificate/License
  • Official Verification Letter (documenting at least three years of teaching experience)
  • Student Enrollment Agreement (available in application packet)
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION CREDITS
EDU 0708 Research Design in Education 3
EDL 0702 Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment 3
EDL 0750 Technology for Educational Leaders 3
EDL 0710 Educational Leadership 3
EDL 0725 Human Resources and Staff Development 3
EDL 0700 Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership 3
EDL 0730 Management of Schools 3
EDL 0705 Educational Budgeting and Finance 3
EDL 0720 School Law for Administrators 3
EDL 0745 Administration of School Improvement Process 3
EL 0699 Administrative/Educational Leadership Internship 6

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

The administrative internship is the culminating experience in this educational leadership degree program. The purpose of this internship is to provide Nevada licensed teachers the opportunity to perform the duties of a school or district administrator. Under the guidance of an experienced cooperating administrator and a faculty supervisor, the intern will observe, interview, and work with the assigned administrator for a minimum of 240 contact hours. In addition, students will maintain a leadership portfolio detailing the role and responsibilities of an educational leader.
The educational specialist in educational leadership, state approved in Nevada and states other than Florida, meets all requirements of the Department of Education’s educational specialist certification/license.

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