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Educational Leadership, Executive


The Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS) serves a wide variety of students. Our department encompasses everything from initial teacher certification and principal certification through graduate studies in curriculum, instruction and school improvement. The CIFS faculty are committed to partnering with educators throughout the Treasure Valley and nationally to improve and strengthen education for all children.

The Ed.S. in Executive Education Leadership is designed to develop leaders at the district level who inspire, mobilize and support people to continuously improve student learning and achievement. Upon successful completion of the Ed.S., eligible students will be recommended to the Idaho State Department of Education for certification as a school district superintendent.

Contact Information

Dr. Heather Williams
(208) 426-2234
College of Education
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1746


Degree Requirements

Education Specialist in Executive Educational Leadership, Ed.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College.  International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. The Ed.S. program will contact you regarding additional program requirements.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Applications will be accepted beginning February 1. Interviews will be conducted until the cohort is filled.