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Specialist in Education, Ed.S.


Choose from several options in our specialist in education program.


Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)






30 Credit Hours

What You'll Learn in the Specialist in Education program

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) program offers several specialties to customize your degree to your career goals and interests. For elementary and middle school teachers who have already earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, the Ed.S. program replaces the Rank I program.

What You Can Do with a specialist in education degree

You'll be prepared for careers in teaching, supervision and leadership, including director of pupil personnel, supervisor of instruction and school principal, among other positions.

Admission to the program

To enroll in the specialist in education program, you must be accepted for graduate study at MSU. 

Additional Admission Requirements

  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must hold a valid teaching certificate.
  • Must have a graduate GPA of 3.5.
  • Minimum composite GRE score of 283 on the verbal and quantitative sections.
  • One year of successful work experience.
  • Interview with the applicant conducted by the Admissions Committee. In the case of MSU graduates where the members of the committee feel that they have sufficient acquaintance with the applicant, the interview may be waived.

Contact Us

Department of Foundational & Graduate Studies in Education

503 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2261
FAX: 606-783-5032