The George Washington University

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration

Address:

2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

The George Washington University's Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration is a specialized degree that prepares students to lead and promote high-quality student achievement at a district, sub-district or school-wide level. The education specialist degree program is ideal for students with a master's degree in education who seek further professional preparation for specific objectives.

Additionally, the EdS is a terminal degree for those who do not wish to pursue a doctoral degree, and as a result, EdS graduates may save time and money by pursuing this 30-credit hour program, which is generally shorter than most doctoral programs.

GW's program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). Completion of this degree may also prepare qualified candidates for principal or administrator licensure. This program's courses and internship experiences are designed to meet administrative certification requirements for the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other interstate compact agreement partner states.

Why GW's EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration?

    Specialized Skills: Develop a specialized skill set that includes theory, practice and research to help make you more competitive in the job market.
    Applied Leadership Emphasis: Design and implement evidence-based action research project to address an area of instructional need to directly apply program curriculum.
    Licensure Preparation: Prepare for a licensure opportunity as an administrator or principal with courses and field experience designed to meet administrative certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and other interstate compact agreement partner states.

Career Outlook

The George Washington University's Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration degree program prepares you to lead and promote high-quality student achievement at a district, sub-district or school-wide level. Graduates are ready to be P-12 leaders who understand curriculum design, instructional excellence, motivation and support of classroom professionals, the broader community, and the needs of diverse learning communities.
Career Opportunities for Graduates

    Principal
    Assistant principal
    Athletic director
    Central office administrator
    Dean
    Department chair
    Director of admissions
    Education advisor
    Education consultant
    Higher education instructor
    Program director

Potential Employment Settings

    Consulting organizations
    Government departments and agencies
    Higher education institutions
    P-12 public, private or charter schools

Certificate Offered

GW offers a Post-master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you do have the option to transfer these GW earned credit hours into the Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration program.

Accreditation:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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