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Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership for Social Change in Education


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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership for Social Change in Education focuses on applying effective leadership strategies, education theories, and principles of social responsibility to create meaningful, sustainable change in diverse community settings. The curriculum builds the knowledge and skills educators need to lead positive change efforts that respond to the needs of students and society. Coursework covers how educators can use social change practices to become agents of change and help academic entities grow more responsive and responsible in addressing contemporary challenges in education. This program culminates with a capstone course that integrates coursework concepts and principles to address a real-world social issue in a local academic environment.


 

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, graduates of the Ed.S. in Leadership for Social Change in Education have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of the difference between relevant and irrelevant research and their impact on positive social change.
  2. Analyze an educational need related to social change from the perspective of diverse stakeholders in a specific educational context.
  3. Design a project grounded in theory and current research that addresses an educational need in a specific educational context.
  4. Organize a project that requires collaboration with multiple education stakeholders that addresses a social change issue in a specific education context.
  5. Appropriately utilize technology tools, oral presentation, and written formats to communicate with multiple audiences.
  6. Develop a plan based on relevant social change theory, concepts, and principles for improvement of the human and social conditions in a specific educational context.
     

Degree Requirements


  • 48 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (4 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (34 cr.)
  • Research courses (4 cr.)
  • Capstone course (6 cr.)
  • Minimum of 6 quarters’ enrollment
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