A Master of Education (M.Ed.) or an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership prepares you as a leader in education administration. These degrees place you on the forefront of theory, and positions you to have an influence on policy-making and improving educational institutions. These degrees are for teachers and administrators who desire to be on the leading edge of their professions. With the degrees, professionals will learn the skills to make important changes in the educational field at the local, regional, state and national levels. Students should have leadership skills and a desire to make positive changes in education.
The College of Education has established several educational leadership cohorts in communities where schools encourage personal growth. Cohorts in Sandpoint, Meridian and Grangeville have provided unique learning opportunities for teachers seeking to progress their education while continuing to teach. This degree is available online, at the Boise campus, at the Coeur d' Alene campus and with various cohorts throughout the state. With these degrees, students receive Idaho endorsement as school principals or school superintendents, making them eligible to seek employment in these careers. This program is accredited by the State of Idaho and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
A Doctor of Education (EdD) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Educational Leadership program prepares visionary leaders who create high achieving, inclusive schools and with interests in teaching and scholarship in higher education. The doctorate can also open doors in the private sector as a consultant and CEO.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education