Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.)
The Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership is a post master’s degree designed to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions. The degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond the master’s degree taken from 500 and 600 level EDLD courses. Six of the 36 credits may consist of field level research conducted by the student as part of the Ed.S. program. A professional paper will be required for graduation. The topic of the paper must be approved by the student’s advisor, and should include action research or a through literature review. Approval may be required for research.