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Prepare to become a transformational leader of educators with an education specialist degree. As a transformation leader, you can use analytical, critical, and innovative thinking to improve the performance of your educational institution. Not only is the Educational Specialist program designed to help you achieve your professional goals, it can also help you positively impact your school and community through education.
Find out how the School of Advanced Studies can prepare you to be a scholar-leader of educational institutions.
Use the information below or speak with a Finance Advisor to better understand your financial options. You'll also find out how you may be able to lower your out-of-pocket expense and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The core curriculum of the Educational Specialist degree program consists of 31 credit hours. Admissions and program requirements vary by state. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for state and/or program specific information.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Learn to strategically manage and lead even the most complex educational institutions by growing your skills and abilities in areas such as budgeting, teacher management and operations.
Unlike with the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, the Educational Specialist program (Ed.S.) does not require a dissertation or include a residency, but it still helps you to refine your leadership skills in education strategy, research and leadership.
In online doctoral group discussions, you will interact with fellow learners and faculty and exchange ideas about research that centers on current challenges in education.
This seven-day, no-cost online training lab gives you a tour of the University's online learning platform and educational resources before you begin your first course.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
Whether you earn your doctoral degree online or at one of more than 100 campuses nationwide, it is a significant milestone in your educational and professional career — and an opportunity to make an impact in your community.
Our doctoral programs combine group discussions, residencies and the dissertation process to help you expand your understanding of how leaders can influence change through research.
The culmination of your doctoral degree uncovers new knowledge through original research and applies the models, theories and skills you will have learned in your coursework.