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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Higher Education - Teaching Concentration, EdS


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Program Code: EDS_455E
CIP Code: 13.0406

Education Specialist Degree in Higher Education


Admission Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus and Off Campus; Off-Campus cohorts begin periodically and follow a part-time hybrid (mixture of face-to-face and online) format.

Course Requirements for the Education Specialist Degree in Higher Education


Total Required (Minimum 30 Hours)


Not open for admission at this time

Concentration Courses (21 Hours)


  • H E 6631 - Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education (3)
  • 18 hours of graduate electives chosen based on career interests with the advice and approval of graduate advisor; these courses are to be taken in the teaching/subject discipline with the advice and approval of the graduate advisor and with assistance from faculty in the discipline

Other Requirements for the EdS in Higher Education


  • Thesis: A thesis is optional for the concentrations in Adult and Developmental Education (455F) and Community College and University Leadership (455G), in lieu of elective courses. A thesis consists of 6 hours spread over a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: During the final term in the program, the student must successfully complete a comprehensive written and oral examination.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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