School of Advanced Studies

Educational Specialist

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As an Educational Specialist, you’re prepared to step onto campus and understand ways to improve the landscape of education, directly impacting students and leading them to a more successful future.

The Educational Specialist program provides you with mentoring and helpful resources so you can have an impact on educational success. In the role of principal, administrator or director of a specific department, you will better understand how to analyze real-world situations and think critically to push an institution toward innovation through their school policies, programs and schedules. Raise the bar and improve the education performance of your organization. Education is the heart of our future generations – it’s your time to truly make a difference in the lives of students. 

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

This online program requires brief residencies in select locations. This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Representative for details.

Please note that while University of Phoenix, a regionally accredited university, offers doctoral programs in education, these programs are not designed to lead to educational licensure or certification.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Contribute to your community


Use the knowledge gained from your studies to impact students and teachers alike.

Grow as a manager


Learn the necessary skills to lead an educational institution, raising the standard for academic achievement.

We’ve got your back


Our community of over 5,000 alumni, students and faculty is at your service as your progress through the program. The School of Advanced Studies, dedicated to doctoral education originated in 1998, so there’s a lot of history and resources at your disposal.

Help an institution succeed


Learn best practices, the ins and outs of curriculum instruction, managing departments and more to create long term success for a school.

Keep in touch


The program offers access to experts and mentors across several disciplines, so you can get the support you need while earning your degree.

Resources available to you


Your educational journey offers research centers, as well as experts in the industry to mentor you for the path ahead. Every resource can be found on one web page, too – all for your benefit.
Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) $810.0
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses Not available
Electronic materials fee (per course) Not available
Resource fee $175.0
One time application fee $45.0

Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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