A Natural Path to Leadership
at Arkansas Tech University
From Good to Great
These working professionals took the next step in their careers by completing Educational Leadership degree programs from Arkansas Tech University. Study online and earn a Master of Education degree or an Educational Specialist degree.
Mary Ann Spears, Superintendent
Lincoln School District
“I received a vision of what makes a successful school district.”
Mary Ann came from a family of teachers. She used her Educational Specialist degree from Arkansas Tech to take the next step in her career and become a district leader. Now, she’s applying what she learned to engage stakeholders, build consensus and lift her district to the next level of excellence, all while pursuing her Doctor of Education in school leadership from Arkansas Tech.
Jonathan Crossley, Principal
PCSSD Baseline Academy
"The people at Arkansas Tech made my master’s degree a good investment."
Jonathan was a first-generation college student who walked away from a full ride to law school so he could pursue his passion of bringing equity to under served school districts. He became Arkansas teacher of the year and found the right outlet to take the next step in his career through the Master of Education degree in educational leadership at Arkansas Tech. He built relationships with his professors and peers that made him feel supported through online learning.
A Natural Fit
What You Need
Are you a teaching professional seeking to increase your ability to influence education at a higher level? Do you also possess all of the following:
- A Master's degree or equivalent in Educational Leadership.
- A Standard Teaching License.
- An Administrative License.
If you meet the above criteria, you can apply to the Education Specialist program.
What You Will Learn
- Seminar in Systems' Issues
- Superintendency and Central Office
- Building a leadership Community
- School Personnel and Business Management
- Administration Internship in Educational Facilities
- Advanced Legal Issues
- School Finance for District Level Administration
- School Accountability Systems
- Administrative Internship in District Level Finance
- Administrative Internship in School Accountability Systems
- School Board Relations
What You Will Create
As a candidate for an Educational Specialist in Education Leadership, you will have the opportunity to complete a portfolio as part of the program of Study for the degree of Educational Specialist. It is not merely a file of course projects nor is it a scrapbook of professional memorabilia. It is a collection of a student's best work as an educational leadership candidate, demonstrates the student's expertise that is consistent with the program of study relative to the principles and standards for a district administrator.