Stetson's Educational Specialist degree serves as a springboard from a master's degree to a doctorate. The program explores many of the topics from your master's degree training plus expands upon them - helping you understand potential issues and challenges in your possible pursuit of a doctorate.
Why Educational Specialist at Stetson University?
Stetson's Educational Specialist degree comes with the potential for you to publish research papers with the aid of faculty and eventually by yourself. Stetson's EdS is unique because you have both an "adviser" and a "faculty mentor." The degree is a one-year, 30-credit program that is 100% online, with synchronous meetings (Mondays, 6-8 p.m.). In addition, there is a 40% In-Service Scholarship discount for teachers and administrators. The program is especially popular and available once a year (beginning each January).
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"We represent a culture of continuous learning, because somehow in the fogginess of the pandemic we all chose to learn. We chose to improve. We chose to grow our skills. We chose to grow our minds [at Stetson]."
Robert J. Voges '22 Educational Specialist, professional educator, speaker and workshop facilitator
"My classmates are some of the brightest educational minds I have ever seen. Never have I met a group of people more dedicated to making changes that will impact our children for generations to come."
Benjamin Wyatt Carter '17 Educational Leadership
With an Educational Specialist degree from Stetson, you are likely to enter the field of education administration. Overall, approximately 93% of graduates achieve that outcome. You can work for school districts as a teacher, curriculum director, counselor or principal, among many other roles. Employment in education/training occupations is projected to grow 10% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Lou Sabina, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
- Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Debra Touchton, PhD, University of South Florida
- Anna Peters, MA, University of Central Florida
Stetson's Educational Specialist is a one-year, 30-credit program that is 100% online. You are able to transfer in up to six credits of previously completed master's-level coursework.
See Stetson's Educational Specialist Admission for more details and guidance.
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