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Degree Requirements

The Ed.S. offers several different administrative certification areas that are post-Master’s degree programs and can be completed in approximately a year or a little more. While students can only pursue one certification at a time, the program allows students to pursue degrees in areas such as School Principal, Director of Pupil Personnel, Director of Special Education, Supervisor of Instruction, and Superintendent. All of these programs consist of 30 hours except for the School Principal Program which is 36 hours. Also, with the exception of the Principal Program, these programs can be completed 100% online.

The curriculum and degree requirements for our education specialist degree programs may be viewed by following the links below:

School Counseling (Part 1)
School Counseling (Part 2)

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