COE: Educational Specialist (EdS)
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The COE is currently accepting applications for prospective and current master’s, specialist, and doctoral students interested in a graduate research assistant or graduate teaching assistant position for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 academic year. Please submit your application through the Google Form or contact the program representative if you have further questions.

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The Ed.S. degree is intended for school personnel preparing for a specific role, either that of a school psychologist or that of a school building or district administrator. The programs require 60 hours of postbaccalaureate course work designed to meet the respective Missouri certification requirements. The Ed.S. in School Psychology degree program requires three years of intensive, full-time, training but students may be able to complete up to half of the curriculum as a part-time student. The Ed.S. in Educational Administration can be pursued on a part time or a full time basis and can include credits taken in an M.Ed. in Educational Administration program.

The Educational Specialist Degree program is designed for graduates to attain the following learning outcomes:

  • Expand their knowledge of the major theories in their area of specialty.
  • Attain a solid foundation in the field of education in general and a depth of knowledge in the specialty.
  • Think critically.
  • Develop skills to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Mentor teachers and other practitioners as a specialist in a specific area.
  • Understand research methods in education.
  • Conduct research.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and attributes.

Contact Advisors:

Marty Woytus & Kristel Schlemper

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
(314) 516-5937


Slide 1 Education alumna Deitra Colquitt selected for Voices of Change Writing Fellowship
Deitra Colquitt, a four-time graduate of the UMSL College of Education and co-principal at Pershing Elementary School, is one of eight educators in the United States to take part in the paid fellowship. EdSurge is matching Colquitt with an editor to chronicle her experiences as a school leader at Pershing during the 2021-22 school year. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 2 Education alumna Paula D. Knight beginning new role as Jennings superintendent
Paula D. Knight is beginning her new role as superintendent of the Jennings School District after a 28-year career with St. Louis Public Schools. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 3 School Psychology Program’s 100th Graduate Blazes a Trail of Advocacy and Action
"We are truly trained in looking at the educational system as a whole and seeing how we can make it better and brighter not only for our educational future, but for the children of the next generation as well.”