The Ed.S. Leadership and Organizational Development program is designed for those individuals who already possess a Master’s Degree and are interested in leadership roles within higher education, community and organizational development, or business. The program would be utilized by those candidates who desire to enter the NNU doctoral programs and have a desire to pursue coursework and a degree within leadership and organizational development.
Designed to fit the schedule of a working professional, this online program utilizes set courses which allows students to plan their schedules ahead of time and allows them to continue working full-time in their position while completing the program. Students typically complete the program in less than 22 months depending on the chosen cognate.
This program includes a 150 hour internship supervised by an administrator within the organization/institution. This internship must be approved by the chosen organization/institution as well as the NNU program director.
Each candidate’s study plan would be individualized to meet their needs and interests through a series of electives (9 credits) that result in a cognate from: Education, Business, or Religion.
Classes begin every 8 weeks, and new students may join throughout the year.
EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics & Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC7575 Legal and Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision Making (3)
EDUC8671 Educational Change: A Historical Perspective (3)
EDUC8675 Public Relations and Marketing for Schools (3)
EDUC8679 Leadership & Organizational Development Seminar (3)
EDUC____ Educational Leadership Elective (3)
Cognate Elective #1 (3)
Cognate Elective #2 (3)
Cognate Elective #3 (3)
Total Credits: A minimum of 30 semester credits are required.
$535 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info
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~Guy Kovacs , Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (2019)
NNU’s graduate programs are designed for you to achieve your educational goals while working around your career, your family and your other commitments.
100% of the program can be completed online.
16 months is the approximate time it takes to complete the Education Specialist degrees.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports 44% higher wages for advanced degree holders in education than for bachelor’s degree holders.
100% of graduates who completed exit surveys report being “highly satisfied” with the
quality of education they have received.