Education Specialist Degree
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
2018, the student must complete all
requirements by August 2023.
Education Specialist Comprehensive Examination
Candidates for the Ed.S. must pass a 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.
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. A minimum of
3 consecutive summers of residence
work is required. Up to 12 credit
hours may be earned during the 7-week
summer term. Some
course requirements may be completed
through online learning. See Course Descriptions.
See upcoming summer courses.
See Graduation Requirements.