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College of Education


Advanced Instruction (M.Ed., Ed.D. and Ph.D.)

Teaching, Ed.S.

The Ed.S. degree requires a minimum of 36 hours of graduate work beyond a related master's degree. The purpose of the program is to assist teachers in acquiring appropriate inquiry, problem-solving and intellectual skills to provide leadership in school improvement.

Designed for classroom teachers in early childhood through postsecondary settings, the program includes course work in four areas of study: core courses, a teaching area concentration, supervised practice and approved elective study.

Admission requirements for The Graduate School

  • a baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • standardized test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements)
  • official transcripts
  • two or more letters of recommendation
  • application
  • application fee
  • English proficiency requirement*
  • other supporting materials**

* An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or IELTS exam. For more information, please visit the International Applicants section on The Graduate School site.

** Many programs require personal statements, resumes, writing samples, audio files (recitals, auditions), art portfolios and/or licensure. Please consult your program for further requirements.

Program-specific admission requirements (in addition to above)

In addition to The Graduate School's application requirements, applicants must submit an Ed.S./Teaching application supplement.

For more information about program-specific requirements and course work, please visit the academic bulletin.