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The University of Phoenix online Educational Specialist program is designed to prepare you for administrative or leadership role in education. Learn more about the Educational Specialist program here.
Learners of the Educational Specialist program at University of Phoenix have the opportunity to develop leadership, analytical and communication skills necessary to begin a career as an educational supervisor or administrator. Course topics include strategic planning in education, current curriculum theories, curriculum design, educational legal issues, instructional program evaluation and improvement, educational costs, and instruction processes. An emphasis is placed on curriculum development and instructional supervision. The final course of the program is a capstone enabling learners to apply methods and theories taught throughout the curriculum to create a research project in educational administration.
You should have some experience working in an educational environment. Undergraduate courses focusing on instruction, curriculum development and educational supervision can be helpful. Applicants are expected to have a graduate degree from a regionally or approved nationally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on the graduate degree posted transcript, current or a record of past employment in an education or leadership position, and a minimum 3 years of professional experience and current access to a work environment.
Once enrolled in the University of Phoenix Educational Specialist program, you must complete a total of 31 credit hours in order to earn this doctoral degree. The program consists of 11 courses, including a one-credit communication course and a 3-credit capstone. Courses in this program are taken sequentially.
Doctoral programs require brief residencies in select cities. Please contact a University Enrollment Advisor for details.
The University's Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
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.
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