Education Specialist Degrees
Ed.S. in Curriculum & InstructionThe Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to improve schools and student learning at the P-12 level. Candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve as curriculum specialists at the classroom, department, building, or system level. They do so by completing advanced pedagogical coursework applied to content in their area of certification and by completing coursework that broadens their expertise to a P-12 focus. Furthermore, they develop their research skills to conduct field research in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and instructional program evaluation.
Ed.S. in Secondary or Middle Grades EducationThe Ed.S. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy that will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs.