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Idaho State University

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

2019 Ed.S.

Admission to Ed.S. Study

  1. Hold a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program.
  2. Apply to Graduate School and Department of Counseling by on-line application by specified application date.
  3. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  4. 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.
  5. Be recommended for admission by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.

Degree Requirements

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.