Mar 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

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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, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Non-Public School – Non Licensure.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Ed.S. program students must meet the following criteria:

1.  A GPA of 3.25 on the Master’s degree

2. A minimum GRE Verbal Score of 145 and GRE Quantitative Score of 140 or MAT - 387 or above.

Administration and Supervision Concentration

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


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

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