Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction
The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction provides a plan of organized advanced study for practitioners in the field of education who desire a higher level of competency. A program of study is designed for each student and offers a greater depth of specialization than that offered at the master’s level. Students can work with a major professor to design a program for the specific and unique needs of a particular professional position.
The Ed.S. program is fully online!
Regular admission to the specialist degree program requires:
- master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- GPA of 3.0 or higher on all graduate work pursued
- application on file with Dean of the Graduate School
- official transcripts on file prior to registration
- minimum combined GRE score of 282 on the verbal and quantitative parts
- valid teaching certificate
- two letters of recommendation on file
Conditional admission may be granted by the Dean of the Graduate School for students with a combined GRE score of 280-281 during their first 9 semester hours. Earning a B or better for all courses during the 9 hours may result in removing the conditional status and being regularly admitted. Failure to achieve regular status after 9 semester hours will result in suspension from the specialist degree program.
- For more information on admissions and degree requirements, please consult the University Catalog (go to section for The Graduate School) or contact the Graduate School.
- For more information on the concentration areas offered, please click on links for Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, or Special Education.