Education Specialist

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree is considered a highly specialized and advanced graduate degree. It is designed for professionals who would like to achieve advanced knowledge and theory; acquire skills in interpreting and using educational research, but do not want to pursue their doctorate. The Ed.S. Program is beyond the master’s degree, and can be achieved after the master’s degree has been completed. Some professionals seek the Ed.S. Degree as a way to advance their degree in education without writing a dissertation. It is a way to advance their career goals and qualifications. Students can choose an emphasis in either Educational Leadership: K-12 or Higher Education.

Program Availability

The courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters. 

Degree Requirements

The degree requires 36 semester hours. 

Advisement

Advisement will be done by the Program Director.

Time Limitation

Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.

Curriculum - Education Specialist (Educational Leadership: K-12)

GE-801Curriculum Development and Instruction3
GE-805Organizational Behavior and Educational Administration3
GE-807Statistics I3
GE-809Research Design and Methods3
GE-824Innovative Strategies in Educational Leadership3
GE-825Ethical Foundations and Social Responsibility3
GE-826Analysis and Interpretation of Assessment Data3
GE-829Using Technolgy to Improve Curriculum Design3
GE-831Accountability: Resource Allocation and Financial Challenges3
GE-833Emerging Legal and Moral Issues Facing School Administrators3
GE-841Selected Topics in Elementary and Secondary School Administration3
GE-835Personnel Administration and Public Sector Bargaining3
or GE-843 Administrative Internship K-12: Superintendent Certification
Total Credits36

 Curriculum - Education Specialist (Higher Education)

GE-801Curriculum Development and Instruction3
GE-805Organizational Behavior and Educational Administration3
GE-807Statistics I3
GE-809Research Design and Methods3
GE-822Historical Trends in Higher Education3
GE-825Ethical Foundations and Social Responsibility3
GE-864Administration and Governance of Higher Education3
GE-866Enrollment Management and Marketing3
GE-868Student Development and Programming3
GE-872Grants, Philanthropy and Development3
GE-874Finance, Budgeting and Resource Allocation in Higher Education3
GE-876Accountability: Assessment, Accreditation and Institutional Research3
Total Credits36