DESCRIPTION: The Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning program is designed to provide a high level of professional proficiency skills as well as research skills which are emphasized throughout the program course work. The role of the classroom teacher is expanded to that of teacher/research which allows the Education Specialist candidate to become a more active participant and critical consumer of educational research.
The Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning curriculum is based on an inquiry approach that emphasizes reflective, problem-solving skills applicable to a multitude of education problems, pedagogy, and issues.
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- Complete requirements for a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Possess or be eligible for a Professional Level Five Certificate in one of the following fields: Art, Early Childhood Education, Foreign
Languages, Health/PE, Music, Special Education, Middle Grades, Instructional Technology, Reading, or a Secondary Education program area.
- Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
- Present official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate
Records Examination (GRE).
- Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant's reasons for pursuing graduate study and how
admission into the program relates to the applicant's professional aspirations.
- Submit a completed Disclosure and Affirmation Form that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics
for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn
grades of B or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be
converted to regular status.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this program.
TRANSFER POLICIES: A degree program student is required to complete a minimum of nine credits from the degree granting institution. Degree program courses are freely transferable among the collaborating institutions. Degree students may transfer up to nine graduate credits from non-collaborating institutions if the credits were earned at a state approved teacher education program. Transfer credits must be approved by the advisor of the degree granting institution.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
- Successful completion of the Ed.S. Comprehensive Exit Assessment; involves constituting a three faculty advisory committee to guide field
study, and requires the completion and oral presentation of a major field-based action research paper
- Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: N/A
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SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES: N/A
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Contact: Dr. Susan Trimble