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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

Ed.S. in Counseling Program Planning sheet

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.

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(208) 282-3156


(208) 282-2583

1440 E. Terry Street

Garrison Hall, Bld 63

Room 725

Pocatello, ID 83209-8120


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Mailing Address:
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8120
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120

Mailing and Physical Address:
Meridian Health Science Center
1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 373-1717

Dr. Elizabeth Horn




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