Through the MS in Educational Specialist Areas program, you’ll develop the advanced skills and experience to become a highly effective leader in education.
To help you achieve your goals, the program offers four areas of specialization. You must complete two of the four tracks for a total of 36 credit hours to earn your Master of Science in Educational Specialist Areas.
- Early Childhood Education — Learn to transform your classroom into a healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environment for pre-K aged children. View the course requirements of this specialization, which also leads to an endorsement from the state of Nebraska. You will also earn a graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) — Meet the rising need for educators with a background in ESL and deepen your understanding of developing language and literacy. View the course requirements of this specialization, which also leads to an endorsement from the state of Nebraska.
- Catholic School Leadership — Gain the skills and experience to become a leader in a Catholic school setting. View the course requirements of this specialization, which also leads to a graduate certificate in Catholic School Leadership.
- Teacher Leadership — Prepare for a variety of educational leadership positions, such as a department chair, grade level team leader, or instructional coach. View the course requirements of this specialization.
- Sports Leadership — Gain the skills and experience to strengthen your understanding of organizational leadership processes, to serve in sports leadership roles or to advance your career while studying leadership through a sports lens. View course requirements for this specialization.
The Master of Science in Educational Specialist Areas is a “stackable” degree program. Upon completion, you can earn your master’s and two endorsements, depending which specializations you pursue.