School of Advanced Studies

Educational Specialist



Next session begins NOV 27.
Some program start times may vary.

Location 85040 Please enter a 5 digit valid zipcode
Format: Online Campus Competency Based Education Online & Campus Not Available

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What you'll study

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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Doctoral programs are offered online and require onsite residencies in select locations.

Programs designed for working adults

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.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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