Argosy University Programs

Higher and Postsecondary Education
Education Specialist

EdS, Higher and Postsecondary Education

Program Information

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher and Postsecondary Education degree program at Argosy University, Chicago is designed for students desiring to enhance professional competence as educational leaders, instructors, or consultants in academic affairs, student affairs, or student services divisions within community colleges, technical schools and institutes, four-year colleges and universities as well as government, military, religious, profit or nonprofit postsecondary educational organizations and divisions. The EdS in Higher and Postsecondary degree program offers three concentrations: Student Affairs and Services, Teaching and Learning, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The EdS in Higher and Postsecondary Education degree program is designed around four key learning areas.
Program Outcome One: Advance Social Justice and Transformative Practice
1.a Foster democratic and empowering environments that promote understanding and respect for diversity
1.b Cultivate the active engagement of diverse communities in social justice initiatives that enhance student development and learning
1.c Demonstrate critical reflection that strengthens or improves themselves, their institutions, and their professional community

Program Outcome Two: Design, implement, manage, and assess learning opportunities sensitive to stakeholder characteristics and collegiate and community environments

Program Outcome Three: Promote Organizational and Administrative Development
3.a Employ ethical and collaborative management and leadership practices appropriate to the field and role that assist institutions in accomplishing their mission
3.b Enhance the ability of institutions to provide safe and productive environments, to anticipate and prepare for change, crisis, and disruption

Program Outcome Four: Conduct Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
4.a Select and apply appropriate research methodology to assess needs and effectiveness
4.b Use assessment and research data to inform practice and administrative decisions


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the EdS in Higher and Postsecondary Education degree program at Argosy University, Chicago. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations


Only the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration lead to the Illinois Superintendent’s Endorsement upon completion of all state and program requirements.

All other programs offered through the College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in Illinois regardless of the State in which the student resides.

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