Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Fast Track Your Career in Education and Spend Less to Do It

Advancing a career in education has traditionally meant days and dollars tied up in dissertations and academic digging. On the other hand, an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership degree can open the door to career advancement, recertification or a new certification in just one year - with no dissertation.

You can prepare for a new specialty or a new, higher level role in K-12 education using the specialized knowledge you’ll gain with an Ed. S. degree. If you’re looking for more prestige and and the earnings that go with it, an Ed.S. could just be the ticket!

Graduates with an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership have built rewarding careers as lead K-12 teachers or department heads, assistant principals, principals, counselors, community college professors and educational consultants.

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 for the degree program is $955 per credit hour.
NSU’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is 36 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership 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 $92,510 Average Salary Per Year

6% Projected Employment Growth

Post-Secondary Instructor $75,430 Average Salary Per Year

13% Projected Employment Growth

Assistant Principal $76,551 Average Salary Per Year

6% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics;;

Program Overview

About the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership prepares prekindergarten through 12th grade teachers for administrative positions in public and nonpublic schools and school systems. The program is available in two state-approved tracks: Florida or Nevada.

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