Education Specialist degree programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning are fully online programs designed to provide a high level of professional proficiency skills as well as research skills which are emphasized throughout each program's course work. The role of the classroom teacher is expanded to that of teacher/researcher which allows the Education Specialist candidate to become a more active participant and critical consumer of educational research. The Ed.S. curriculum is based on an inquiry approach that emphasizes reflective, problem-solving skills applicable to a multitude of education problems, pedagogy, and issues.
Ed.S. programs are offered in the following teaching fields:
The catalog description provides a listing of admission requirements for the degree programs as well as an overview of course
See the Catalog description for:
Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education
Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education
Ed.S. in Secondary Eduation
Ed.S. in Special Education
The program of study lists the sequence of courses
required for a program, as identified in Graduate Catalog. Each Ed.S. program includes a 15 hour sequence of core course requirements in addition to a 9 hour
content specific sequence. Within the program of study are 3 electives.
See the advisement Program of Study for:
Early Childhood Education
Middle Grades Education
To file a Program of Study with the College of Graduate Studies, use this electronic Program of Study link to complete, save to your hard drive, and then email to your advisor for signature.
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Guidelines provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Ed.S. candidate, Ed.S. advisor, and the Ed.S. Thesis Project Committee Chair. Included in the narrative are program expectations of the Ed.S. Candidate for completion of the Ed.S. Thesis Project. Guidelines with Roles and Responsibilities
The Ed.S. Checklist is a step-by-step guide for completing the Ed.S. Thesis Project from the initial identification of a topic to the final presentation of the thesis project by the candidate. This checklist clearly delineates the Ed.S. Thesis Project procedures and policies. Ed.S. Checklist
All course offerings are based on enrollments and university/community needs. Course Rotations
Each Ed.S.in a teaching field are available fully online. However, note that some courses will be available online in one semester but will not be an online course in another semester. To plan appropriately, be sure to see which semester a course is being delivered online. Online course offerings are noted on the Course Rotations Web page.
Check with your advisor or Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning program coordinator, Dr. Maggie LaMontagne, for additional information.
These are the Ed.S. forms (Form A, Form B, Form C, Form D) that are required during the process of completing the Ed.S. Thesis project. The use of these forms are described on the Ed.S. Checklist. Ed.S. Thesis Project Forms