Education Specialist, Ed.S.
The Ed.S. program challenges students with an existing AA licensure in another area of professional education who desire to enhance their abilities as teachers and administrators.
Upgrade your licensure while enhancing your ability as teacher or administrator to meet the needs of students in the modern classroom.
The Department of Teacher Education and Leadership offers Specialist degree programs in Elementary Education (K-12) and Educational Leadership. The Specialist degree builds on an existing AA licensure in another area of professional education.
The Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education is a 36-42 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure and a more in-depth knowledge about best practices, research, teaching/learning, and curriculum & instructional improvement in elementary education. This degree builds on an existing Class AA License in elementary education. Problem-solving, research, and writing are integrated with the coursework, in order to foster technology integration, constant reflection, and data-driven assessment.
There is an option for the candidate with a 4-8 alternate route license to add-on the K-6 license.
The Specialist degree program in Educational Leadership program offers an in-depth review of teaching/learning, technology integration, assessment, statistics, educational diversity, law, public policy, curriculum development, and leadership development. Coursework is combined with internship experiences in the educational setting in order to foster problem solving and theoretical application alongside mentors who are practicing school leaders. Reflective seminars are facilitated by university professors to provide for purposeful collaboration with cohort members.
Two program tracks are available in the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership program. Candidates can choose either track:
Graduates of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), before they can apply for the Class AAA License in Administration.
Courses are also available to candidates in two delivery methods: traditional or online (MC7).
Coursework and internship experiences for both tracks of the Ed.S. are offered during a traditional semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Courses are offered on a rotating basis and advisors work closely with candidates to maximize time spent in completion of the program of study.
With the launch of the MC7 online delivery system in Summer 2018, both tracks of Ed.S. courses are arranged in a specific sequence and are offered in six (6), 7-week terms which correspond with the fall (fall term 1 & 2), spring (spring term 1 & 2), and summer (summer term 1 & 2) semesters. The MC7 course rotation has been constructed to allow candidates who are full time (typically 2 classes per 7-week term) to complete their coursework in 12 months. For those students choosing part time (typically 1 class per 7-week term), the coursework can be completed in 24 months.
For additional information regarding the MC7 online program option including the course descriptions and rotation, please use the link provided below.
For students who earned their M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Mississippi College, please contact your advisor for an alternate listing of degree requirements for the Ed.S. Elementary.
|EDU 6528||Social Studies Education in the Elementary School||3|
|EDU 7503||Instructional Design for the Elementary Classroom||3|
|EDU 6554||Tests & Measurement||3|
|EDU 7541||Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations||3|
|EDU 7501||Advanced Educational Research Applications||3|
|EDU 6503||Teaching Elementary & Junior High Mathematics||3|
|EDU 7499||EDS Orientation||0|
|EDU 6411||Children's Literature/Reading||3|
|EDU 6540||Project-Based Science Curriculum||3|
|EDU 7500||Directed Research Project for Advanced Educational Research Applications||1|
|EDU 6505||Leadership for Literacy and Engaged Learning||3|
|EDU 7507||Statistical Interpretation in Education & Psychology||3|
|EDU 7500||Directed Research Project for Advanced Educational Research Applications||0|
|EDU 7502||Seminar in Elementary Education||3|
|EDU 6525||Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Language Arts||3|
Intro to Ed Leadership in the ED Specialist Program
Engaged Learning Credits
|EDU 6520||Basics of Effective Leadership Credits||3|
|EDU 6521||Organizational School and Community Effectiveness||3|
Directed Research Project Continuation for Advanced Educational Research Applications
|EDU 7501||Advanced Educational Research Applications Credits||3|
|EDU 7530||Issues and Concepts of Personnel Management||3|
|EDU 7531||Seminar in Current Educational Leadership Dilemmas||3|
Basics of School Finance and Fiscal Control of Schools Credits
|EDU 7541||Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations Credits||3|
|EDU 75254||Internship in Legal Issues||1|
|EDU 7545||Statistical Methods and Testing Credits||3|
|EDU 7561||Data-Driven Decision-Making||3|
|EDU 75258||Internship in Data-Driven Decisions||1|
K-12 Administration Track Courses
Leads to Admin Endorsement
|EDU 7550||Central Office Roles and Functions||3|
|EDU 75255||Central Office Roles and Functions Practicum||1|
|EDU 7527||Leadership Models and Applications||3|
Personnel Management Practicum
|Curriculum & Instruction Track Courses||
No Additional Endorsement in MS
|EDU 7570||Technology Trends in Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|EDU 75259||Technology Trends in Curriculum and Instruction Practicum||1|
|EDU 7560||Advanced Curriculum and Development||3|
|EDU 75257||Advanced Curriculum and Development Practicum||1|