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Specialist in Education

The Specialist in Education program is ideal for individuals who have completed a master’s degree and are pursuing principal/superintendent licensure or educational advancement. Individuals enrolled in this program include professionals within education, business, and law.

The Specialist in Education program includes three licensure and content-based emphases:

Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure

Specialist in Education with Principal Licensure

Specialist in Education with Content-Based Emphasis

  • Leadership Development
  • Literacy Education


"I don't think anyone thinks about the fact that when they attend Drake University, they aren't just getting an education and a degree, they get something that is priceless.  That's the friendships of colleagues in our cohort and the ability to maintain relationships with professionals."
Education News
October 12, 2016
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.