Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Specializations

Ed.S. Educational Leadership

  • Advanced Licensure option: Must complete DCP for Ed.S., with additional courses below
  • School administration: EDUC 641*, 648, 672, 699-A01; master’s course accepted for EDUC 672; Including intensives on DCP: EDUC 741* and EDUC 747*

Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction 

Must complete DCP for EdS, including intensive: EDUC 741*, with additional courses below
Note:  For Ed.S. in Leadership, must add EDUC 721 and 771 (included for Ed.S. in C&I)

Licensure options:

  • Initial Licensure additional courses required:
    • Elementary: EDUC 530, 531, 554, 556, 6231, 6321, student teaching, content competencies, VCLA,VRE,Praxis II
    • Special education: EDUC 524, 525, 530, 554, 6221, 6231, student teaching, and Praxis II, VCLA, RVE
    • Secondary: EDUC 535, 556, 6231, 6731, 695, student teaching, content competencies, and VCLA, Praxis II
  • Add-on Licensure additional courses required and ^FES (Field Experience Summary - 45 hours):
    • Early childhood (for 3- and 4-year-olds): EDUC 501, 653, 670, must have elementary license
    • Gifted: EDUC 526, 620, 621, 627, must have initial license
  • Advanced Licensure additional courses required:
    • School counseling (2012-2013 DCP and previous): EDUC 6221, EDUC or EDCE 660, EDUC or EDCE 6611, EDUC or EDCE 699-A02 and 21 hours of COUN or EDCE courses equivalent to M.Ed. courses
    • School counseling (2013-2014 DCP and later): Master's Degree in Counseling; EDUC 600, EDUC 622, 33 hours of EDCE courses as listed on M.Ed. in School Counselor DCP
    • Reading or Math specialist: EDUC 6221, 6411, 650, 652, 699-A03, must have initial license
      • Also Math: EDUC 530, Praxis II or Reading: EDUC 554, 556, RVE  

Requirements

  • NO required intensives UNLESS seeking licensure or planning to pursue Ed.D.
  • Intensives required for Ed.D.
     - EDUC 741 
    Choose ONE: 
     - EDUC 730 (for Teaching & Learning concentration)
     - EDUC 747
    (for Educational Leadership concentration)
  • EDUC 798 - capstone course to be taken in final semester
    Note: EDUC 798 may not be used as an elective in the Ed.D.  EDUC 798 was written to be a capstone course for those who are completing their Ed.S.

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