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).
To apply to a degree program, applicants should:
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.
(Please note that a complete listing of all academic policies are found in the Graduate Catalog)