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Educational Specialist

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Build upon your experience in the classroom and expand your skillset with an Education Specialist degree from NGU.

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Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life.
2
Concentrations
Choose your path: K-12 Administration or Higher Education Administration.
36
Credit Hours
Start your journey in the fall or spring & complete your degree in less than 3 years.

Connect Theory and Practice

Designed for educators that seek additional expertise in their field but cannot commit to doctoral study, NGU’s Education Specialist (EdS) degree offers an opportunity to advance your career in K-12 Administration and Higher Education Administration. Complete the degree in as little as two and a half years—online, on your time.

The Education Specialist degree sits between the Master of Education (MEd) and the Doctor of Education (EdD) programs. The EdS courses are taught at the doctoral level, which allows credits to be applied to EdD requirements later.

Gain expertise in areas such as educational research, leadership and organizational theory, and academic culture. Discover your personal leadership style and strengths and how to effectively use them in school settings. Make a difference in the classroom with a degree from NGU.

What Can I Do with an Education Specialist Degree?

You love teaching and making a difference in the lives of the next generation, but you’re looking to advance your career and further develop your skills and understanding of the education field.

With a focus on instructional leadership, curriculum development, and fostering positive learning environments, individuals with an Education Specialist degree can pursue careers that involve overseeing schools, developing educational policies, and promoting effective teaching and learning practices.

Academic Dean

Curriculum Director

Education Consultant

School Principal

School Superintendent

University Administrator

Study Christ-Centered Education

  • Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Personnel Management
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Grant Writing and Proposal Development
  • Leadership in Educational Settings
  • Organizational Theory and Analysis
  • Strategic Planning 

*Note: Students pursuing licensure are encouraged to contact their state licensure department to determine exact credentials and degree requirements. 

Have Questions about the Educational Specialist Program?

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Nancy Caukin, EdD

Associate Dean, College of Education
864.977.7986 nancy.caukin@ngu.edu
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