Our Programs

Educational Specialist

Online (ED.S)

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The Educational Specialist (Ed.S) program at South Carolina State University is designed for practicing educators who seek principal and superintendent career opportunities. The program produces graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to produce and maintain high academic achievement in the public schools through effective performance, reflective decision-making and humanistic practice. Upon completion of the program, participants will obtain principal and superintendent certification. As a student, you will learn from experienced, school-based and central office administrators with many of the faculty previously served as district superintendents. The program only requires 45 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree.

Admission Application and Deadlines

Get your application started! Download and complete the Graduate admissions application. Write “Online Educational Specialist” at the top of the application form.

Program Information

The brochure provides additional information regarding the online Educational Specialist program.

Fall Semester

Deadline: June 15th

Spring Semester

Deadline: November 1st

Summer Semester

Deadline: April 1st

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program is delivered online to fit your busy work and family life schedule!

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Technical Requirements

A computer with Internet connectivity is required for coursework delivered online.

Tuition and Fees

eTuition: $552 (per credit hour)
Fees: $84 (per semester)
*eTuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance

A variety of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for eligible students. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Also, check with your employer on the availability of tuition-assistance programs.

Dr. Percy A. Mack, Director

Educational Leadership Program
Department of Education
South Carolina State University
e: Pmack1@scsu.edu