EdS in Curriculum and Instruction
Admission to Educational Specialist Degree Programs
Admission requirements to the Ed.S. programs include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution and a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- The three (3) letters of recommendation are expected from academic professionals to support the applicant's ability and character to succeed in the graduate degree.
- A statement of purpose is required to demonstrate writing ability and to describe the applicant’s goals and how the educational specialist degree supports those goals.
Requirements for Educational Specialist Programs
- Students must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of approved graduate coursework beyond the master’s level with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students are required to develop a plan of study with their advisor that specifies the coursework that must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. This plan must be filed prior to the completion of 15 semester hours and must be approved by the advisor, the department chairperson, and the college associate dean.
- All course work for the Ed.S. must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
- Programs require the completion of a culminating experience, which may include field experiences, internships, or other professional projects (e.g., CI 7940, CIEC 7940).
- No more than a total of six semester hours of credit from any combination of workshops (7950), problems or special topics courses (7980) or independent studies (7990 or 8990) may be applied to a specialist’s program.