COE: Educational Specialist (EdS)
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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 & Susan Johnson

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
(314) 516-5930

Slide 1 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.”
Slide 2 State conference Taps Graduate Student’s Expertise, Invites Her to Present
Long’s ultimate goal is to help create educational environments that are “not only free but appropriate for every child – environments where every child gets what they need regardless of where they come from.”