What is the Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership?
Harding University’s Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-tier process. The Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership program corresponds with the second tier of this process.
Level One: Building Level Leadership (P-12)
This level will grant you a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and a valid mentoring program will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator.
Level Two: District-Level Leadership
Option A will grant you district-level administrative licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a valid mentoring program.
Option B grants you an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level and will also grant you a district-level licensure following successful completion of the SSA and a valid mentoring program.
Level Three: P-20 Leadership
This level grants you a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership program consists of 30 hours, including a 3 hour internship and 1 hour Specialist Project.
For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.
If you are not interested in obtaining the full Ed.S. degree, you may be interested in the District Level (Superintendent's) Licensure program of study.
For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog. (Be sure to select the Graduate & Professional Catalog for the current school year from the drop-down menu).
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Office of Educational Leadership