Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Educational Administration, EdS


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Program Code: EDS_428A
CIP Code: 13.0401

Program of Study for the Education Specialist in Educational Administration


Educational Administration EdS degree leads to NC superintendent licensure.

Admission Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university or completion of an approved advanced principal licensure program; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores, unless waived.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting the minimum qualifying score does not guarantee admission, only consideration for unconditional admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants with a Master’s degree GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Course Requirements for the Education Specialist in Educational Administration


Other Requirements for the EdS in Educational Administration


  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Prior to graduation, the student must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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