Elementary Education - Ed.S.
Degree DetailsDegree: Education Specialist
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Concentration: Elementary Education
Department InformationCollege of Graduate Studies
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The Specialist in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education is available online or in a hybrid format. This program emphasizes a practical approach to teaching in K-12 classrooms. The department provides graduate students access to cutting-edge technologies, active research, and a dedicated, accessible faculty focused on the success and positive impact of these future professionals. There are licensure and non-licensure degree options available.
Students seeking admission to the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in Education program (licensure, non-licensure, and post-baccalaureate) are required to have:
- GPA: at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a graduate-level degree program from an accredited institution
- References: contact information for three references (name and email)
Requirements for Provisional Standing:
- Provisional standing may be requested by departmental evaluation when the graduate GPA is lower than 3.0. Teacher licensure standards may require a separate minimum GPA for licensure.
- To advance from provisional to full admission, a student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate study.
International candidates are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »