Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Program Goals and Objectives
The Ed.S. Program is designed for persons who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and seek to increase their skills for advanced certification requirements or other professional objectives.
Program Planning Sheet
Admission to Ed.S. Study
- Hold a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program.
- Apply to Graduate School and Department of Counseling by on-line application by January 15.
- Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
- Have a minimum of two (2) years of work experience as a counselor (post-master's), and hold either a school counselor certification/endorsement or a professional counselor license.
- Be recommended for admission by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.
The student must complete a minimum of 70 credit hours of course work (including the master’s degree) and successfully complete a culminating experience. All Ed.S. coursework must be approved in advance by the Department of Counseling faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required over all course work taken in the Ed.S. program.