Why Choose an EdS in K-12 Leadership?

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Do you want to be a pioneer in creating a collaborative community focused on student learning? If so, then you will need the right knowledge and the ability to strategize. GCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in K-12 Leadership program is designed to equip you with these skills and can prepare you to advance to a position of leadership in today’s culturally and economically diverse educational communities.

Grand Canyon University’s EdS in K-12 Leadership program is offered by the College of Doctoral Studies and can be an alternative to our Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership program. Depending on your career goals, an EdS program may be the perfect fit for you. The following signs mean that you might benefit from choosing an EdS:

No Doctoral Residency or a Dissertation

If your career and professional goals do not demand the completion of a Doctoral Residency or dissertation, then our EdS program in K-12 Leadership could be the perfect path for you. Unlike GCU’s EdD and PhD programs, the EdS in K-12 Leadership does not require a dissertation or residency.

Improve Instructional Skills in Less Time

Balancing work and your personal life can be enough of a challenge before adding additional education into the mix. Grand Canyon University’s EdS in K-12 Leadership program is a 30-credit program, allowing you to complete the program in less time while still helping you achieve your career goals.

If you think that an EdS in K-12 Leadership is the right path for you, then consider Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies to further your education. To find out more about this or our other doctoral degrees, visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page.

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