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Online Education Specialist Programs


Navigate the evolving field of education with competence and confidence when you earn your Education Specialist program online from Arkansas State University. Prepare for leadership roles and meet the rising demand for educators with specialized expertise in high-need fields. Elevate your career while broadening your positive impact on student lives with a postgraduate Ed.S. degree featuring 100% online coursework and affordable tuition.

Why Choose an A-State Online Ed.S. Postgraduate degree?

  • Interactive instruction and personalized attention from engaged faculty
  • Flexible, online coursework enables you to learn anytime and anywhere
  • Top-quality education and affordable tuition ensure you receive a high-value postgraduate degree

Which Online Program is Right for You?

GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Director

As few as 24 months Duration
33 Credit Hours
$11,220 Total Tuition

Prepare for a curriculum leadership role at the campus or district level with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

In this online program, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to confidently design course curriculum, instructional materials and student-centered learning activities to meet the educational needs of students. You will learn to evaluate and develop educational programs, using textbooks and classroom technologies, and guide teacher professional development. As part of this online program, you will also focus on leadership operational responsibilities such as administrative logistics, ethical and professional practices and legislative aspects of the school system from a curriculum leadership perspective.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director

As few as 18 months Duration
33 Credit Hours
$11,220 Total Tuition

Prepare for a leadership role in gifted and talented education at the campus or district level with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

Designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the unique needs of gifted and talented students, this online program will enhance your ability to lead staff in the identification, selection, placement and development of gifted children. You will focus on the perspectives, skills and processes necessary to manage advanced curriculum and learn to direct the evaluation and continuous improvement processes of gifted education programs.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Reading

As few as 12-18 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Elevate your career in reading and literacy with the Education Specialist in Reading online program. This accelerated, flexible degree program offers two tracks:

Advanced Perspective – Designed for students who hold an MSE in Reading and seek to understand and delve into research foundations of literacy and apply that reading knowledge to classrooms, school systems and the community as a whole. Graduates will be prepared for various reading specialist roles, including:

  • District Leader
  • Adjunct University Professor
  • Literacy Advocate

Professional Practice – Designed for students interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree in reading to strengthen their pedagogy and serve as a content specialist. Graduates will be prepared for various reading specialist roles, including:

  • Reading Specialist
  • District Leader

Each student's experience is assessed at the point of admission and degree advisement is based on previously earned master's degree studies.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Special Education Director

As few as 18 months Duration
33 Credit Hours
$11,220 Total Tuition

Prepare for a special education leadership role at the campus or district level with the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Special Education Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

As part of the curriculum, you will learn how to provide leadership and expertise in assessing, identifying and implementing special education goals, and how to collaborate with related services and personnel, including psychologists, speech therapists, school administrators and teaching staff. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master's degree program can apply to an A-State doctoral degree in education.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Principalship

As few as 18 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Rise to school leadership roles with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Principalship online program. Designed to prepare you for the many roles and responsibilities of a school principal, this online degree program offers you an intense study of the latest research on effective school management and education.

In this online program, you will receive instruction on maintaining a successful, culturally responsive school environment, learn to work collaboratively with teachers and parents to implement instructional improvement, and become familiar with formative assessment and student-centered instructional approaches.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency

As few as 18 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Attain the skills and qualifications you need to serve as a superintendent and influence positive change throughout the district in the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program.

Learn various school management systems, including procedures for accounting, budget planning and preparation, auditing, purchasing and bonding. Examine effective performance-based patterns for school district superintendents and study the importance of relationship building between the local board of education, superintendent, school personnel and the community.

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The educator preparation programs at Arkansas State University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Contact CAEP at 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20036 or by calling 202-223-0077.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Director

Duration: 24 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Prepare for a curriculum leadership role at the campus or district level with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

In this online program, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to confidently design course curriculum, instructional materials and student-centered learning activities to meet the educational needs of students. You will learn to evaluate and develop educational programs, using textbooks and classroom technologies, and guide teacher professional development. As part of this online program, you will also focus on leadership operational responsibilities such as administrative logistics, ethical and professional practices and legislative aspects of the school system from a curriculum leadership perspective.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director

Duration: 18 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Prepare for a leadership role in gifted and talented education at the campus or district level with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

Designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the unique needs of gifted and talented students, this online program will enhance your ability to lead staff in the identification, selection, placement and development of gifted children. You will focus on the perspectives, skills and processes necessary to manage advanced curriculum and learn to direct the evaluation and continuous improvement processes of gifted education programs.

Education Specialist in Reading

Duration: 12-18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Elevate your career in reading and literacy with the Education Specialist in Reading online program. This accelerated, flexible degree program offers two tracks:

Advanced Perspective – Designed for students who hold an MSE in Reading and seek to understand and delve into research foundations of literacy and apply that reading knowledge to classrooms, school systems and the community as a whole. Graduates will be prepared for various reading specialist roles, including:

  • District Leader
  • Adjunct University Professor
  • Literacy Advocate

Professional Practice – Designed for students interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree in reading to strengthen their pedagogy and serve as a content specialist. Graduates will be prepared for various reading specialist roles, including:

  • Reading Specialist
  • District Leader

Each student's experience is assessed at the point of admission and degree advisement is based on previously earned master's degree studies.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Special Education Director

Duration: 18 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Prepare for a special education leadership role at the campus or district level with the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Special Education Director online program. This Ed.S. program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

As part of the curriculum, you will learn how to provide leadership and expertise in assessing, identifying and implementing special education goals, and how to collaborate with related services and personnel, including psychologists, speech therapists, school administrators and teaching staff. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master's degree program can apply to an A-State doctoral degree in education.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Principalship

Duration: 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Rise to school leadership roles with the Education Specialization in Educational Leadership, Principalship online program. Designed to prepare you for the many roles and responsibilities of a school principal, this online degree program offers you an intense study of the latest research on effective school management and education.

In this online program, you will receive instruction on maintaining a successful, culturally responsive school environment, learn to work collaboratively with teachers and parents to implement instructional improvement, and become familiar with formative assessment and student-centered instructional approaches.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency

Duration: 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Attain the skills and qualifications you need to serve as a superintendent and influence positive change throughout the district in the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Superintendency online program.

Learn various school management systems, including procedures for accounting, budget planning and preparation, auditing, purchasing and bonding. Examine effective performance-based patterns for school district superintendents and study the importance of relationship building between the local board of education, superintendent, school personnel and the community.

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