Education Specialist Degree
Education Specialist Degree [Ed.S.]
Admission Requirements. An applicant is not
required to have majored in education
on the undergraduate level. However,
some curriculum and instruction specializations do have additional admission
Students may not earn both a master’s
degree and an Ed.S. or Ed.D. from PCC
in the same specialization, except educational
leadership. Those who completed
a Master of Science degree in educational
leadership and want to pursue a higher
degree in the same area should contact
the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office for adjustments
to required courses.
Requirements for the Ed.S.
The education specialist study consists
of the mastery of a field of knowledge.
A minimum of 36 credit hours
beyond master’s degree or 66 credit
hours beyond bachelor’s degree is
required for the specialist
All work must be completed within
5 consecutive years. The 5 years begins
with the first course taken in the Education
Specialist program. For example,
if the first course was taken Summer
2014, the student must complete all
requirements by August 2019.
Education Specialist Comprehensive Examination
Candidates for the Ed.S. must pass a final
subjective comprehensive examination.
The examination is intended to provide
evidence that the candidate has mastered
the specialized knowledge required for
the degree. The examination may be
retaken only one time.
Comprehensive examination dates are
set in advance and are posted online and
in the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office.
Students must meet GPA requirements
before taking the comprehensive
examination. Only students who have
applied for graduation and are completing
their degree requirements in the current
semester/class may apply to take the
comprehensive examination. Further
information regarding the Education
Specialist Comprehensive Examination
is available from the Seminary-Graduate
Each education specialist student
must complete a minimum of 36 credit
hours of coursework. The courses are
offered in summer sessions. (Up to 12
credit hours may be earned during the
7-week summer term.)
See upcoming summer courses.
Correspondence and Distance Learning
Some course requirements may be
and distance-learning program
with the remainder completed on
campus. See Course Descriptions.
See Graduation Requirements.