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Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in educational administration and supervision is a sixth-year post master's degree which requires a minimum of 38 semester hours and is designed to prepare individuals for senior level leadership positions in education.  Program studies are adapted for the challenges of unique school district roles such as personnel administrator, curriculum supervisor, and directors of special program areas.  Upon completion of the program, individuals are eligible to upgrade previously held licenses.

Individuals holding administration license (North Carolina principal license 012, class P) are eligible for administrator II license (North Carolina principal license 012, class AP) and superintendent license (North Carolina superintendent license 011, class AS). Individuals holding supervision license (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist level 2 113, class S) are eligible for curriculum-instructional specialist II license (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist 113, class AS).

Admission Procedures

To apply to a degree program, applicants should:

  1. Complete the degree application at www.ecu.edu/gradschool/
    If you have any questions or problems, please contact:
    The Graduate School
    East Carolina University
    131 Ragsdale
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353
    Telephone: 252-328-6012
  2. Take the GRE or MAT if the scores are more than five years old. These tests can be taken at the Testing Center, East Carolina University, D-102 Brewster, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (telephone: 252-328-6811). Official score must accompany packet in order for it to be considered complete.
  3. Have transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work sent to the Graduate School as specified in the application.

Admission Resources

Additional Requirements (please send to the Graduate School):

EdS- must have a copy of Level I administration and/or supervision license and a current resume.

Once the application file is completed and received by the department, the faculty review all materials and make a recommendation to the Graduate School. The Graduate School notifies all applicants as to whether the application has been accepted or rejected.

Please note that the number of applications from qualified individuals generally exceed the number of spaces available for new students; therefore, meeting the guidelines listed does not guarantee admission into a program.

NOTE: Licensure-only have separate admission guidelines (non-degree application).

Candidates for the EdS program should have a master's degree and Level I licensure in administration and/or supervision. Evidence of three years of successful leadership experience is highly recommended for candidates applying to the EdS program.

This program is delivered completely online in a cohort model.

For more information contact Dr. Tom Williams by email or 252-328-6444.

Application deadlines:

For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses within this program, please visit the School Administration section of the Graduate Catalog.

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For More Information Contact:

Dr. Tom Williams