Ed.S. Educational Leadership: Building Administrator

This degree may be earned through online or through face-to-face classes. It is designed for educational professionals who have a master's degree and are seeking a leadership role as a Building Administrator. Emphasis is on the administrator as an instructional leader as well as a servant leader. Ethical decision making, creative problem solving, and professional growth are other areas of emphasis.

Program Design

This program leads to an Education Specialist degree with an endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate as a Building Administrator. Individuals should check for specific requirements for certification in other states.

Each student completes a nine-month internship in a school setting under the supervision of a qualified building principal. The internship assignment must be approved by the school district and the NNU program director.

  • The program utilizes a cohort model which allows students to plan their schedules ahead of time and allows them to continue working full-time in their position while completing the program.
  • Both online and on-campus cohorts are available.
  • With transfer credits, students can complete the program in 16 months, which includes the internship.

Cohort Start Dates

On Campus - New cohorts begin each fall. A student who joins an active cohort is placed in the one that corresponds to the student's expected graduation date.

Online - New cohorts begin each summer. A student who joins an active cohort is placed in the one that corresponds to the student's expected graduation date.

Required Courses

EDUC 7545 Classroom Behavior Management in the Mainstreamed Classroom (3)
EDUC 7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC 7555 Mixed Methods Research (3)
EDUC 7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC 7575 Legal and Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 7579 Special Education Law for Administrators (2)
EDUC 7581 Instructional Supervision and Leadership (3)
EDUC 7585 Administering Human Resources (3)
EDUC 7596III Internship/Principalship (6)
EDUC 7598C Seminar: Action Research (1)
EDUC 8677 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3)
EDUC 8700 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Total Credits 33

EDUC 7570 Oregon Law & Finance – Optional; to certify in Oregon (2)

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