Completion Requirements

  • 45 quarter credits*

Education Specialist candidates should have current and consistent direct access to a group of students in a formal learning environment.

*Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes it takes 2 years and 3 months to complete the 9 courses.

Course Sequence

Semester Course Code Course Credits
Semester 1 Course Code EDSD 7002
EDSD 7006
Course Leading the Future of Education

Leading the Future of Education
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)
Semester 2 Course Code EDSD 7060 Course Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 3 Course Code EDSD 7101 Course Learner-Centered Curriculum Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 4 Course Code RSCH 7110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 5 Course Code EDSD 7102 Course Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 6 Course Code EDSD 7061 Course Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 7 Course Code EDSD 7062 Course A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 8 Course Code EDSD 7106 Course Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 9 Course Code EDSD 7900 Course EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Credits (5 cr.)
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