Northwest Nazarene University

Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership: Superintendent

About the Program

NNU's Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership: Superintendent 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 building administrator certification who are seeking formal educational leadership roles such as superintendent, assistant superintendent and other school district central office roles.

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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Nikola Pruvlj

The professors are awesome. They are all open to conversation to any kind of question I ever had. Every single professor was open to discuss. That's incredible for me because where I am from people are not like that. I have a really good relationship with all of them here and they are always open to talk with me. They give me a ton of advice.

Nikola Pruvlj

AA Elementary or Secondary Education