Aug 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)


Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020
Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
Department of Educational Specialties

Dr. Thomas Buttery
Chair, Department of Educational Specialties
Professor
Location: Claxton Building, Room 304A
Phone: 931-221-7518
Email: butteryt@apsu.edu

Dr. Gary Stewart
Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Phone:  (931) 221-6782
Location: Claxton Building, Room 323
Email: stewartg@apsu.edu

Education Specialist, Ed.S.


Education Specialist (Ed.S.) - 30 semester hours
The Education Specialist program is designed to permit students to achieve a degree level higher than the master’s. The major is Education with concentrations available in Administration and Supervision (licensure and non-licensure), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and School Counseling.

Admission Requirements


Listed below are the admission requirements for each of the Ed.S options.  Please note that there are requirements for the College of Graduate Studies (CoGS) and for the College of Education (COE) (please see parentheses next to each criteria for this information).  The documents that are required for CoGS are to be sent to gradadmissions@apsu.edu and those for COE to the graduate coordinator.

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

EDS Elementary, secondary and school counseling

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (send to CoGS)
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document) (send to CoGS)
  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree showing a GPA of 3.25 (send to CoGS)
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores (send to CoGS)
  • Submit a valid teaching certificate (send to COE)
  • Have a record of successful teaching experience (send to COE)
  • Military documents (if applicable, send to CoGS)
  • Admission decision by department

EDS Administration and Supervision with Principal Licensure (EDS A&S ELS):

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (send to CoGS)
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document) (send to CoGS)
  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree showing a GPA of 3.25 (send to CoGS)
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores (send to CoGS)
  • Acquire a letter of support from two practicing administrators who agree to mentor the aspiring administrator throughout the program plus an additional recommendation (send to COE)
  • Complete a screening interview (send to COE)
  • Complete a leadership assessment (send to COE)
  • Submit a valid Tennessee teaching certificate (send to COE)
  • Have a record of successful teaching experience for a minimum of three years (send to COE)
  • Military documents (if applicable, send to CoGS)
  • Admission decision by department

EDS Administration and Supervision (EDS A&S):

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (send to CoGS)
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document) (send to CoGS)
  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree showing a GPA of 3.25 (send to CoGS)
  • Principal Licensure is required (send to CoGS)
  • Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores (send to CoGS)
  • Currently hold a Tennessee or Kentucky Administrator’s License and have completed a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision – Instructional Leadership (send to CoGS)
  • Military documents (if applicable, send to CoGS)
  • Admission decision by department

EDS Non-Public Non-Licensure

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (send to CoGS)
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document) (send to CoGS)
  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree showing a GPA of 3.25 (send to CoGS)
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores (send to CoGS)
  • Military documents (if applicable, send to CoGS)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies

Administration and Supervision Concentration


Required Core: 30 Credit Hours


Students with a master’s degree who wish to earn the Ed.S. and initial licensure as a principal will be required to complete the 30 hour course work for the master’s ELS program and the following courses:

Non Public School or Non-Licensure Administration Specialization:


(Ed.S. core courses are not required)

Elementary/Secondary Education Concentration


Specialty Area: 9 Hours


Select 9 hours in consultation with graduate committee: Biology, English/Communication, Health and Physical Education, Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Early Childhood, Instructional Technology and Special Education. 

Total: 30 Hours


School Counseling Concentration


Note


Possible changes in Tennessee licensure requirements or accreditation may significantly alter this program of study. Please consult with the Coordinator of School Counseling for current information.

Research Requirements


Research Plan IV:

1.  Completion of Educ 6050 - Seminar on Research

2.  Completion of Field Study

3.  Completion of Oral Defense of Field Study