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Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Leadership (582I)

Why choose to pursue your Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Leadership (582I) at NSU?

Because . . .

  • We consistently produce outstanding graduates who positively impact student learning in K-12 schools.
  • K-12 classroom teachers value Northwestern as a sharing community of learners who recognize the worth of all individuals, value diversity, and foster growth in all domains of learning.
  • Our College of Education and Human Development has been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.
  • Your program of study will prepare you to take–and pass–the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.
  • The program is now fully online! However, you and your faculty will develop a professional bond during your studies. For some courses, students may opt for a traditional class at the Northwestern campus. Additionally, study prep sessions for the national licensing exam are offered on campus each semester–free of charge!

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction is a minimum of 30-hours beyond the master’s degree. Pending the applicant’s transcript evaluation, additional coursework may be required. All applicants are required to be certified teachers and meet regular or conditional admission requirements to the Graduate School of Northwestern State University.

The Educational Leadership concentration is designed to meet the academic and professional needs of both teachers and administrative school leaders. The Teach Louisiana web site has more information about state requirements.

The program is designed for both those with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and those with an M.Ed. in a program other than Educational Leadership. Each student will work with his or her major professor to determine a program of study.

For more information and advising, please contact Dr. Kimberly McAlister at mcalisterk@nsula.edu or 318.357.6144.