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Education Specialist in Organizational Leadership

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Becoming an Education Specialist will give you the skills necessary to effectively lead in resource development and organizational culture.  

ACU Onlineā€™s Education Specialist in Organizational Leadership program (Ed.S.) 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. 

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.

Program Highlights


  • Learning with Emerging Technologies 
  • Positive Leadership
  • Higher Education 
  • Conflict Management 

Example Coursework

  • Theories and Practices of Effective Leadership 
  • Self-Assessment in Leadership 
  • Leadership in Diverse Contexts
  • Organizational Change 

Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts showing earned bachelor's and master's degrees from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current Resume


  • 100% online


  • 45 credit hours
  • 2.5 years

Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

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

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