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Whether you are looking to further your career in school administration, become a school counseling specialist or expand your knowledge beyond the master’s or Rank I level, completing a Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) program at MSU will prepare you for career advancement.
The specialist in education program offers students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability and special interest and aptitude in certain areas the opportunity to gain a high level of competency in a chosen specialized field for service as instructors, supervisors or administrators. In some cases, the program may serve to advance the candidate toward the doctorate. It should also be noted that the Ed.S program may qualify school personnel for Kentucky's highest salary for teachers if it includes the requirement for a Rank I in the respective fields.

Programs of study for the specialist in education are offered in Adult and Higher Education, Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Leadership (Director of Pupil Personnel, Supervisor of Instruction and Principal).

Program Requirements

For complete program requirements and course recommendations, please refer to the graduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.