Specialist in Education Degree Admission Requirements

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Requirements for Admission in Full Standing (Licensure, Non-licensure, and Post-baccalaureate programs):

  • For full admission, overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0or above earned in a Masters degree program from an accredited institution.

  • Provide contact information for three references (name and email)

  • Successfully complete additional College of Graduate Studies application requirements (transcripts, application, etc.)

Additional Admission Requirements for Provisional Standing (Licensure, Non-licensure, and Post-baccalaureate programs):

  • Provisional standing may be requested by a departmental evaluation when the graduate GPA is lower than 3.0. Teacher licensure standards may require a separate minimum GPA for licensure.

  • To advance from provisional to full admission, a student must earn a minimum of 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate study.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students (Licensure, Non-licensure, and Post-baccalaureate programs):

International applicants must also meet or exceed the minimum English Language Requirements as set by the College of Graduate Studies in the current Graduate Catalog.

Specialist in Education Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the masters degree, in approved upper-level courses, will be required in the Ed. S. program. At least 15 semester hours must be taken in courses numbered at the 7000 level; no course below the 6000 level shall be counted for credit unless written approval is obtained from the students advisory committee, the chairperson of the department in which the student is majoring, and the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

The program of study leading to the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) will be designed for each student so as to achieve proper balance between the experiences required for training as a specialist and those required for development as a professional working with other. The program will therefore be tailored to serve the needs and objectives of the individual student.

Although a thesis is not required in the specialist program, the student is expected to become well acquainted with research in the field of specialization and to demonstrate competence in research methodology. In order to satisfy these expectations, the student must earn at least three (3) semester hours in courses of a laboratory and/or field experience nature and three (3) semester hours in an independent study project.

  • Core Concentration Area Coursework: VARIES

  • Advisor Guided Electives: VARIES

  • Research Coursework: VARIES

  • Total Degree Requirements: 30 hours

  • Total Degree Requirements and Licensure*: VARIES

*All licensure components involve recommendations from the Office of Teacher Education.