Optional areas of emphasis include: English Education, Foreign Language Education, ESOL, Gifted Education, Math Education, Reading Education, Science Education, Special Education, Social Studies Education.
The Education Specialist degree prepare students for positions within schools, museums, and other community settings. Advisors meet with students to design a program of study that includes core and elective courses that complement professional goals. The Ed.S. degree is a 30-hour (minimum) terminal graduate degree designed for the professional educator. Applicants must have earned a Master's degree prior to this degree. The degree may be done in full or part-time enrollment.
The Ed.S. degree with a reading education emphasis is NOT the same as the state K-12 reading specialist endorsement.
Prerequisites and Admission Requirements
Graduate degree, completion of the on-line admissions material, including competitive GRE scores (at or above 450 Verbal, 530 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical Writing). If your scores do not meet the competitive level, we suggest you retake the GRE before you apply. A goal statement will stand as a writing sample.
Application Due Date
On-Grounds admission: February 1 (for summer or fall admission).
30-hour minimum beyond the Master’s credits. A comprehensive exam is required for successful completion.
No university funding available; possibility of grant-assigned work for full-time on-Grounds students.
Typical Length of Study
Three semesters full-time on-Grounds; part-time study also available.
Full or Part Time:
Full-time on-Grounds only. Part-time on-Grounds and off-Grounds.
The Education Specialist degree is a planned 30-credit (minimum) terminal post-Master’s degree program in which candidates are expected to attain an understanding of major issues in professional education and the ability to integrate and apply what they have learned in an educational context.
Please consult the Graduate Record for details about the Education Specialist degree.
Sample Jobs After Graduation
Teaching positions at district or college level; community college teaching and administration; central district office supervisory positions and administrative positions.