Online Ed.S. in Curriculum Leadership

How it Works:

Courses meet online. Instruction, lectures, and student presentations are delivered using web conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate).  Course management system Blackboard Collaborate/Angel is utilized for continual communication with professor and class colleagues and for management of assignments. Online class meetings are scheduled each semester and attendance is mandatory.

Ed.S Curriculum Leadership

HSU Educational Leadership Program offers an Educational Specialist in Curriculum (Ed.S.) degree for curriculum specialist licensure. The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum Leadership prepares graduate students for senior level curriculum administration positions. 

The programs are driven by standards and research and are delivered through courses aligned to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Students gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be productive and successful school leaders.


Link to Graduate Office tuition and fees.


Applicants for admission must submit an on-line graduate application form, current teaching license, and arrange for official complete transcripts of all undergraduate and/or graduate course work to be sent directly to the Henderson State University Graduate office. Applicant seeking admission must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School as well as requirements for the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum Leadership degree. Items for admission:

•             Application to Graduate School 

•             Transcripts

•             Teaching License

•             Immunization Form 

•             Informed Consent Form 

Transfer Work

All transfer work must be completed within the last ten (10) years and course artifacts from transferred courses which are aligned to ELCC and ISLLC standards must be included in Portfolio Defense/Exit Interview.  Upon approval, a maximum of SIX (6) hours transfer work can be applied to the degree.   An official transcript from school of origin for transfer work is required in the graduate office to document coursework. 

Portfolio/Exit Interview

Candidates must complete a portfolio as part of the Educational Leadership program of study.

A portfolio is an individualized collection of purposeful, interrelated materials which is ongoing and flexible.  The portfolio becomes an assessment tool, which leads to self-improvement through the development of reflective thinking and inquiry.  Candidates select artifacts from class assignments and align them to the appropriate Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC), and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. The portfolio is evaluated using a rubric aligned to the ELCC, ISLLC, and the ISTE standards.

Licensure Curriculum Program Administrator-Curriculum Specialist

Curriculum/Curriculum Program Administrator candidates are required to pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) prior to receiving their licenses.  

Courses Required for Ed.S. Curriculum Leadership (30 Hours) 

EDL 7113              Executive Leadership

EDL 7233              Advanced Research Methods

EDL 7723              Technology for Dist. Administrators

EDL 7363              Governance & Politics

EDL 7593              Fiscal Resources & Accountability

EDL 7703              Integrating Technology

EDL 7633              Curriculum Alignment

EDL 7473              Leadership for Curriculum & Instruction

EDL 7273             Program Improvement

EDL 7643              Internship in Curriculum

Course Rotation-Ed.S. Curriculum Leadership


EDL 7113 Executive Leadership

EDL 7593 Fiscal Resources

EDL 7633 Curriculum Alignment & Assessment

EDL 7233 Advanced Research

EDL 7643  Internship Curriculum


EDL 7473 Leadership for Curriculum

EDL 7703 Integrating Technology

EDL 7273 Program Improvement and Design

EDL 7233 Advanced Research

EDL 7643  Internship Curriculum

EDL 7723 Technology for District Administrators


EDL 7363 Governance and Politics

EDL 7723 Technology for District Administrators

 Degree Planning Sheet   

Candidacy Form