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.

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

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership.

Quick Facts

Tuition is $1,130 per credit hour. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details. 
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 and at many of NSU's campuses through evening or weekend classes.
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;, 2021*

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership Curriculum

Program Requirements (36 credits)
EDU 708
Research Design in Education (EDU 708 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 702
Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment (EDL 702 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 750
Technology for Educational Leaders (EDL 750 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 710
Educational Leadership (EDL 710 / Credits: 3 )
EDU 725
Human Resources and Staff Development (EDU 725 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 700
Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership (EDL 700 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 730
Management of Schools (EDL 730 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 705
Educational Budgeting and Finance (EDL 705 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 720
School Law for Administrators (EDL 720 / Credits: 3 )
EL 600
Seminar in the Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership (only for Florida state-approved program) (EL 600 / Credits: 3 )
EDL 745
Administration of School Improvement Process (Only for Nevada state-approved program) (EDL 745 / Credits: 3 )
EL 699
Educational Leadership Internship (EL 699 / Credits: 6 )

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