Ed.S. Programs

Ed.S. in School Curriculum and Assessment Policy Program

This is an education specialist degree program consisting of 36 semester hours of interdisciplinary coursework for educators who already have a master's degree.  The program prepares students for positions such as district curriculum directors or assessment directors, state testing programs, and state departments of education.  This degree does not result in any kind of licensure or endorsement.
Note: The education specialist degree (Ed.S.) is considered an intermediate degree between a master's and a doctorate for education practitioners. 


Ed.S. in Educational Leadership Program

This is an educational specialist degree program consisting of 36 semester hours of superintendent coursework for educators who already have their master's degree and Iowa Administrator License. The Educational Leadership Ed.S. program prepares candidates for superintendent positions in Iowa, district level leadership positions in a K-12 school district, area education agency chief administrator, or state or federal departments of education administration. Candidates will obtain the Superintendent Endorsement (State of Iowa Endorsement 171) upon the completion of the coursework requirements.

Note: In order to obtain the Superintendent Endorsement (State of Iowa Endorsement 171) upon the completion of the coursework requirements, candidates must already have an Iowa Administrator License, and have at least 3 years of principal experience.

The Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) is considered an intermediate degree between a masters and a doctorate for education practitioners. At the end of the program, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination, submit a portfolio, and First Year Entry Plan. The Ed.S. does not have a dissertation requirement.