Education Specialist in School Systems, Superintendency and Leadership (Ed.S.)
The Ed.S. provides many opportunities for those who wish to increase their knowledge and skills beyond the master's level. Coursework, action research, and internship experiences enable students to develop and demonstrate competencies required to move from a specific focus in teaching, curriculum, or support services in schools to the broader view of the educational leader in the community. The Ed.S. program encourages educators to think outside the box, seek solutions to challenges in schooling, to make the world different, and find the courage to do what is best for all students.
Students wishing to combine the Ed.S. program with the certification program must work with their advisor and Ed.S. faculty to meet certification requirements and document performance. Students in the school systems superintendency and leadership major can work toward a superintendent certificate. After successful completion of state-required assessment activities, students can apply for administrative certification.
Ed.S. Program Requirements
The Ed.S. requires satisfactory completion of 33 credit hours of curriculum combined with a master's degree in education or a related field. Students seeking administrative certifications must also hold valid teacher certification for the appropriate grade level or specialty area.