Mastering the challenge of education to change and improve lives
The Education Specialist (EdS) degree provides graduate studies beyond the master's degree and is a leadership program preparing individuals to assume professional roles in educational administration and supervision. It is designed to enhance the academic knowledge and skills of a cadre of educational leaders prepared to meet the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century. Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of educational settings, including schools, community colleges, and universities.Individuals interested in obtaining an Education Specialist degree will complete 21 credit hours of core course work and 9 credit hours in one of the specializations listed below. (30 credits)
Central Office Personnel
Special Education Directorship
The Central Office and Principalship cognate meets the State of Michigan requirements for the administrator certification.
The State of Michigan provides full approval for those seeking Director of Special Education (30 credits) or Supervisor of Special Education (12 credits). Those wishing to obtain full approval must possess an earned master's degree, full approval in at least one area of special education, three years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in special education or a combination thereof, and one year of successful experience as director in an approved special education program.
Individuals interested in obtaining an Education Specialist degree will complete 21 credit hours of core course work and 9 credit hours in Special Education Directorship cognate. (30 credits)
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Saginaw Valley State University is approved as a teacher preparation institution by action of the Michigan State Board of Education.