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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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Becoming an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) will give you the skills necessary to effectively lead in resource development and organizational culture. ACU Online’s Ed.S. program is designed to equip professionals who are currently serving in positions of leadership within their organization, or for those seeking leadership roles who are not seeking the credential of a terminal degree, but are looking for a way to differentiate themselves. 



100% online

Our program is organized around five core competencies: personal development, resource development, collaboration and communication, organizational assessment, and organizational culture. Upon completing the Education Specialist program, you will know not only how to lead, but to lead with purpose based upon the foundation of Christian vocation.


45 hours

2.5 years


Higher Education

Conflict Management

Learning with Emerging Technologies

Positive Leadership


Theories and Practices of Effective Leadership

Self-Assessment in Leadership

Leadership in Diverse Contexts

Organizational Change

+ Outcomes

+ Admission Requirements

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate insight about their own calling with their ability to influence organizations in a purposeful manner
  • Create, interpret, and administer practices with regard to resource management in organizational contexts
  • Design and implement messaging to build shared understanding and quality professional and personal relationships
  • Apply organizational assessment strategies to their organizational contexts
  • Demonstrate healthy leadership practices to influence organizational culture

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor's and master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Provide an academic writing sample.
  • Submit a current resume.

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