Educational Leadership–K-12

Kent State University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership–K-12 from the Kent State University provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions such as director of instruction, special subject/area coordinator, director of staff development, director of research and director of pupil services.


Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Educational Leadership–K-12 program from the Kent State University  will be able to:

  • Facilitate collaboratively the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a shared school vision of learning through the collection and use of data to identify school goals.
  • Sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning through collaboration, trust and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students.
  • Create and evaluate a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular and instructional school program.
  • Act in an ethical manner with integrity and fairness to ensure a school system of accountability for every student's academic and social success by modeling school principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior as related to their roles within the school.
  • Safeguard the values of democracy, equity and diversity within the school.
  • Evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision-making in the school.
  • Promote social justice within the school to ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Internship In Educational Administration
  • Facilities Planning And Administration
  • Administration And Supervision Of Special Education
  • School And Special Education Law
  • School Law For Teachers And Principals
  • Public School Finance And Economics
  • The Educational Principalshp
  • Fundamentals Of Educational Administration
  • School Finance For Building Administrators
  • Leading For Social Justice
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Central Office Administration: Curriculum And Pupil
  • Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.250 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores in the 50th percentile or above (Effective fall 2019, GRE scores will no longer be required)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11766 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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