Gardner-Webb University

Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies

Ed.S. in Executive Leadership Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.S.-Executive Leadership Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Executive Leadership at Gardner-Webb University is designed for potential and practicing educational leaders who aspire to develop and refine their leadership skills in complex organizations especially at the central office level. The Educational Specialist Degree program aims to equip candidates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and beliefs that will enable them to function effectively as leaders in fluctuating, complex, and dynamic educational environments. The Gardner-Webb University Executive Leadership Program utilizes a non-traditional approach to curriculum design and implementation with the incorporation of integrated modules as opposed to individual courses. The program's vision is to provide a response to the ever-changing economic, political, social, and technological environments present in today's schools that are not isolated entities.


Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 419 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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