Educational Specialist Degree Programs

An educational specialist degree is an option for those individuals who may already have a background in teaching and would like to deepen their knowledge of a certain field. The degree is primarily designed for those people who seek advanced certification above that attained through a regular teaching degree. Most individuals who enroll for this type of program would already have attained a master’s qualification in teaching. There are specific areas of study that may be pursued within an educational specialist degree course. If you have a specific career path in mind it is important to research the different programs and educational establishments in full prior to enrolling. It can also be worthwhile contacting your local State Department of Education to be clear on the requirements for specific occupations within the field of education. The education specialist degree is an intermediate degree between a master’s degree and a doctorate in education, and is designed for professionals who are seeking advanced teacher certification or career advancement beyond the master’s degree. 

Education and Teaching Programs

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  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
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Programs:

  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
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  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
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Programs:

  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Secondary Education
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Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • MA in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Distance Learning

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  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
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Programs:

  • Master of Science: Education
  • Master of Arts: Teaching
  • Master of Science in Higher Education - College Teaching
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Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Coaching and Mentoring

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • E-Learning - EdS
  • MEd - Reading Education
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