The Specialist in Education program is designed with two tracks for students: the Master's + 30 Track and the School Counseling Track. The specialist program provides a foundation of advanced graduate course work but is not a "terminal" academic degree. The Education EdS is an advanced graduate program providing opportunities for master's graduates to enhance their professional preparation and/or preparation for the doctorate (either the EdD or the PhD) by completing additional graduate coursework that results in an earned degree.
The Master's + 30 Track is an advanced graduate program for post master's students. It is designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge to prepare for doctoral work, to add expertise in their current field of teaching, or to add an additional field of expertise.
The Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track in the CACREP accredited Counselor Education Program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. The Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track is designed for practicing educators/students who have a master's degree in education. The EdS in Education School Counseling Track prepares students to work as professional school counselors in Pre-K through postsecondary school settings.