Specialist in Education

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Program Highlights

Reputation for Quality A Drake degree prepares students to lead. Nearly 70 percent of school districts in Iowa have at least one administrator who holds a Drake degree. Approximately one-third of superintendents in Iowa are Drake graduates.

Technology Enhanced Courses feature hybrid learning, with web-based and simulation activities supplementing one face-to-face Saturday meeting per class.

Valuable Cohort Connections In a cohort program students make instant connections with other future leaders in the field and have a built-in network of professionals with whom to interact for years to come.

Licensure In addition to receiving the degree, students in the program gain an Iowa superintendent license.

Mentorship All students are paired with a practicing administrator who serves as a mentor throughout the program.

Practical Orientation A rich clinical experience is central to the program design, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded in the coursework that expose you to real-life scenarios as you prepare 

Specialist in Education Program Mission

To prepare organization leaders who model exemplary practices that positively impact others.

Specialist in Education Program Vision

To prepare candidates to become leaders who are catalysts for ethical, thoughtful and sustainable change.

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