Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Application Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Specialist in Educational Leadership program must meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:

  • Three years of teaching experience and two years of school or comparable leadership experience;  
  • Satisfy one of the following:
    • Option 1:  Possess an M.Ed. or equivalent in Educational Leadership with an overall GPA of 3.25 and possess licensure as a school principal (Option 1 is for candidates who possess licensure as a school principal and are seeking Superintendent certification). 
    • Option 2:  Possess an M.Ed. with an overall GPA of 3.25 (Option 2 is for educators desiring an educational leadership degree without seeking Superintendent certification).

Application Requirements

1) Submit the Application for Graduate Admission;

2) Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work. Official transcripts from degree-granting institutions must be sent directly to our office from the issuing institutions. Non-degree coursework can be submitted on unofficial transcripts;

3) Three recommendations that address the applicant’s specific qualifications and dispositions. Applicants will be required to provide the names and e-mail addresses of recommenders in the online admissions application. These individuals will then receive an e-mail asking them to complete the online recommendation form.   


Note: In addition to the above requirements, the selection process may also include assessments, activities, and interviews to further determine eligibility for admission.