The Educational Specialist degree in Administration is intended for students who hold master’s degrees and are seeking to earn their Oregon Principal License and begin coursework towards earning their Professional Administrator License, in addition to their EdS.
Total credit hours: 37 semester hours
Program start date: September
Program length: Work at your own pace with part-time classes (evening, weekend, and summer classes), finish within 5 years
View the current program of study in the course catalog
Program director: Megan Barrett
This advanced degree is positioned between a masters and doctoral degree; students are able to complete a unique post-master’s degree course of study without earning a doctorate. The program of study help aspiring and new-to-profession educational leaders grow into seasoned professionals with the knowledge, skills, values, and courage to improve teaching and learning in schools. By addressing issues of equity and focusing on best practices for effective leadership, students exit the EdS program ready to practice reflectively, think critically, and use data and research to advance learning and achievement for all students. The EdS program is aligned with the approved Oregon Administrative standards and is designed to be responsive to the changing nature of schools and the work of educational leaders.