Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research
The Educational Specialist (Ed. S) degree is designed to provide advanced training to students in three areas: Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, and Counseling. Designed to accommodate the working educator. Online flexibility for all candidates!
- 30 hour program, 10 courses
- can be completed in 1 year
- all courses offered online
- enroll any semester
- focused on Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL)
#1 – Produce graduates who are instructional leaders, act with integrity, are change agents, focus on continuous improvement, and engage the larger community.
#2 – To serve participating educational leaders by sharing academic resources, providing avenues of collaboration, and facilitating relevant research.
Delta State University is pleased to offer credit toward Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Professional Studies degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision (EAS) for successful completers of the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) professional development program.
In order to be completely admitted to a graduate program, applicants have to be admitted to the university and satisfy the standards set by the selected degree program.
Program coursework provides the knowledge needed to pass the SLLA licensure exam. Standards from the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium are incorporated throughout the program. Hands-on experience and classes combine leadership theory and practice to prepare students for the industry.
To graduate from the program, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete all program of study coursework
- Establish and maintain an adequate rating on the Professional Dispositions Rating Scale
- Successfully complete the comprehensive examination
- Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA on program coursework
Dr. Diana Ezell
Dr. Lynn Reed
Dr. Merideth Van Namen
Chair, Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, & Research