Position yourself to advance in the field of P–12 administration. Capella offers one of the few state-approved specializations in Leadership in Educational Administration available within an online EdS program. Through a curriculum designed around the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards, you will explore such topics as effective management, collaboration with school stakeholders, and development of a shared vision of learning. Throughout the program, which includes a specialized internship and residential colloquia, you will develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate your EdS-level competencies to current and future employers. As part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, this specialization is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). People who choose this specialization are often licensed teachers or school administrators seeking principal and/or superintendent licensure or pursuing other building or district leadership positions. (Equivalent course work taken as part of the EdS program may be applied to degree requirements for a Capella PhD degree.)
The residential colloquia experience: As an EdS learner, you will attend two five-day residential colloquia at specific stages in your program, in addition to your online courses. These energizing residencies provide you with insights and knowledge that will be valuable during your doctoral studies and beyond.