Education Specialist (Ed.S)

School Leadership & Administration


Online 33 major credits * 22 months

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
MAT and GRE Requirement waived for 2021 spring applicants
Your application fee will be waived for attending one of our information meetings!
Fully Online Coursework
For Teachers in Mississippi

Program Highlights & Benefits

Earn advanced professional expertise

2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks

Fully online cohort

Transfer credits considered


Professional educators involved in education and schooling who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions. This cognate is for those who desire to earn advanced professional expertise but are not seeking a school administrator’s license.

What You Learn

The degree program has been designed to afford professionals in the field of education the opportunity to enhance and expand their knowledge base, conduct research, address current and pressing issues in education, and reinforce the competencies needed as a professional Christian leader in education.

The goal of graduate education is to prepare competent educators who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing a distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities.

The program builds that expertise from a core of courses in learning, development and motivation; data, accountability and leadership; organizational contexts and the use of research to drive decision-making. It is dissertation based and designed for practitioners who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions of influence through their engagement in elementary/secondary educational schooling.

How You Learn

This is a fully online cohort. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system (Canvas) to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in as little as 22 months.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Specialist of Education degree (Ed.S) in School Leadership & Supervision. The Ed.S in School Leadership and Supervision is designed for professional educators in Mississippi schools who already hold an administrative license and/or position, or would like to pursue non-administrative leadership positions such as Lead Teacher, Department Chair, Director of Curriculum, or Mentor.

Degree Requirements

EDU 768Leadership in the Educational Organizations3
EDU 770Advanced School Leadership and Public Relations3
EDU 773Leadership for School Conflict Resolution3
EDU 772School Organization Analysis3
EDU 771Advanced School Law and Ethics3
EDU 774Trends & the Future in Elem/Sec Education3
EDU 776Politics of Educational Change3
EDU 751Historical & Philosophical Perspectives on Edu Practices3
EDU 779Contemporary & Global Considerations in Education3
EDU 766Transformational Leadership3
EDU 785Comprehensive Synthesis of Educational Leadership3
 Total Credit Hours:33