Northwest Nazarene University

Education Specialist Program in Educational Leadership: Building Administrator

About the Program

NNU's Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership: Building Administrator advances the academic preparation and teaching skills of experienced classroom teachers and instructional leaders. This online degree is designed for educational professionals who have a master’s degree and are seeking a leadership role as a building administrator. Program emphasis is on the administrator as an instructional leader as well as a servant leader. Coursework emphasis is on ethical decision making, creative problem solving, and professional growth.

  • 100% online
  • Program utilizes set courses to plan schedules ahead of time
  • Students may complete this 32-credit program in 16 months
  • Completion leads to Ed.S. with Pre-K-12 School Principal endorsement on an Administrator Certificate


Since this is a program that leads to professional licensure, prospective students should review important information about NNU’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Professional Licensure about this program. Individual states often have different expectations for professional licensure; so it is in a prospective student’s best interest to investigate whether NNU’s degree program will help them achieve licensure in their home state..

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McKenna Walker

[NNU’s professors] are positive. They're upbeat and they advocate for you. They watch out for you. They're not just teaching you business practices and teaching you what their degree is, not just advocating for you in the education aspect, but also in life.

McKenna Walker

M.Ed Educational Leadership (Building Administrator)