Ed.S. Student Information
The following is provided for general information. Students should refer to the Graduate Catalog for complete program information.
Change of Major
Ed.S. degree students must apply to the new major. This requires submission of an additional graduate application, application fee, and supporting documents.
Specialist residency requires each Ed.S. student to maintain close and continuous involvement with faculty, professional colleagues, and other graduate students in the field. Each department within the College of Education provides a variety of experiences designed for its Ed.S. students who are fulfilling residency requirements. A residency report must be formulated and when completed reported via an Ed.S. residency form available from the forms page at this Web site.
Comprehensive Exams/Scholarly Project Requirement
Early Childhood – must complete an action research project and a capstone experience
Educational Leadership – completion of project for EPEL 8690
Professional Counseling – successful completion of CPS 8660
School Counseling – successful completion of CPS 8661
School Psychology – successful completion of Praxis II assessments for school psychology
Special Education – completion of a scholarly study
Teaching and Learning – completion of a scholarly study
Petition to Transfer Graduate Credit
In order to transfer graduate credit from another regionally accredited college or university, students must initiate a petition with their advisor. Guidelines for transfer credit are listed on the form. Students who completed graduate credits at another institution prior to admission to their current program should submit the petition during the first term of enrollment.
A student who chooses to attend another institution as a transient student during their current program, must secure permission from their academic advisor prior to enrolling at another institution. Transient authorization must also be obtained through the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions. Failure to receive both approvals may jeopardize the transfer of credits.