Educational Specialist Degrees

The educational specialist degree with emphasis in PK-12 school administration (accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) prepares teachers for specialization in school leadership and administration. The program also provides an opportunity for practicing administrators to enhance their professional skills and to connect with other practitioners from the metropolitan area and region. To this end, the program’s emphasis is the development of broad understanding and experiences across the whole professional field, the acquisition of in-depth knowledge in at least one specialized field in educational administration, and integrative experiences demonstrating the application of theory to practice.


Educational Specialist for Beginning Principals
Educational Specialist for Advanced Principals
Educational Specialist for District-Level Leadership (100% online and field-based)