Keiser University

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, EdS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Lauderdale, Graduate School

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership program enables students to contribute to the education profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Apply leadership theory and ethical, reflective decision-making to manage and administer schools and school systems.
  • Evaluate and apply best practices in instruction using effective teaching practices, emerging technologies, and assessment techniques to achieve optimal educational outcomes.
  • Create a shared vision of a learning culture by understanding and responding to the political, social, economic, legal and cultural environment.
  • Respond to diverse communities of interest to create a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Continue to renew and develop expertise in the field of leadership demonstrated by effective written, spoken, and digital communication.

Courses

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Note: Courses in the Education Specialist program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.

Program Outline

To receive an Education Specialist degree, students must earn 30 graduate semester hours. Twenty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Students must pass a Comprehensive Examination at the completion of coursework. Program requirements are as follows:

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership Major Core Courses ( 30.0 credit hours )
Foundation Courses ( 18.0 credit hours )
Policy, Politics, and Community Relations 3.0 credit hours
Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership 3.0 credit hours
Designing Training and Performance Solutions 3.0 credit hours
Leading Technologies Innovation 3.0 credit hours
Funding of Educational Institutions 3.0 credit hours
Curriculum Design 3.0 credit hours
Leadership Core ( 12.0 credit hours )
Theory and Management 3.0 credit hours
Assessment and Program Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
Reform and Innovation 3.0 credit hours
Human Resources and Professional Development 3.0 credit hours
Comprehensive Exam Passing Score

Residency

Dissertation

Faculty

Faculty

  • Dr. Sue Adragna, Chair–Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Curriculum Instruction
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood, Chair–Instructional Design and Technology
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Cynthia Glenn
  • Dr. Larry Pace
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeVenter
  • Dr. Ashlee Wood
  • Dr. Jackie Booth, Chair of the Master of Science in Education
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Jim Hutton
  • Dr. Brian Keintz
  • Dr. Andrew Kirschner
  • Dr. Salla Lozada
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Dianna Martin

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