Ed.S. Leadership and Organizational Development

The Leadership and Organizational Development program is designed for those individuals who already possess a Master’s Degree and are interested in leadership roles within higher education, community and organizational development, or business. The program would be utilized by those candidates who desire to enter our doctoral programs and have a desire to pursue coursework and a degree within leadership and organizational development.


Program Design

This online 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. Students typically complete the program in less than 22 months depending on the chosen cognate. This program includes a 16 week internship supervised by an administrator within the organization/institution. This internship must be approved by the chosen organization/institution as well as the NNU program director. Near the end of coursework, each student will enroll in EDUC8704 (zero (0) credits) to complete a comprehensive examination.

Each candidate’s study plan would be individualized to meet their needs and interests through a series of electives (9 credits) that result in a cognate from: Education, Business,Religion.


Cohort Start Dates

A student who joins an active cohort is placed in the one that corresponds to the student's expected graduation date.


Required Courses

EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
BSNS6101 Organizational Dynamics (3)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics & Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC7575 Legal and Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC8671 Educational Change: A Historical Perspective (3)
EDUC8675 Public Relations and Marketing for Schools (3)
EDUC8679 Leadership & Organizational Development Seminar (3)
Educational Leadership Elective (3-4)
Cognate – Elective #1 (3)
Cognate – Elective #2 (3)
Cognate – Elective #3 (3)
EDUC8704 Comprehensive Exam (0)

Total Credits 30 - 31

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