Certificate in Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership & Research: Educational Leadership

Certificate: Educational Specialist
Major: Educational Leadership

The Certificate of Education Specialist (EdS) in educational leadership is a program that provides in-depth opportunities for further professional growth and specialization for teacher leaders, school counselors, and administrators who have completed a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Beyond a core set of courses, the program is individualized depending on the participant’s area of interest.  Participants must complete a minimum of 63 hours of credit at the graduate level, which may include the master’s degree.  Participants are assigned a program chair who will work with the student to develop a course of study beyond the required classes. Some courses may be transferred to a PhD degree.


Requirements

Research Courses - Two courses from the six courses listed below:

  • ELRC 4006: Introduction to Applied Statistics in Education (3)
  • ELRC 7006: Educational Statistics (4)
  • ELRC 7010: Principles of Testing and Measurement (3) 
  • ELRC 7220: Education Program Evaluation (3)
  • ELRC 7243: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4)
  • ELRC 7805: Perspectives on Leadership (3) 

Elective Courses

  • A minimum of 18 hours
  • Additional hours maybe need to complete the 63 hours of credit beyond the master’s degree

 


 Admission Requirements for Educational Specialist Program

  • Submit the online application
    • The application fee is $50 for U.S. citizens & permanent residents, and $70 for all other applicants. You must pay the application fee when you submit your application. All major credit cards are accepted for payment of required fees.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • A master degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Grad Online, 101 LSU Union Building, PO Box 25416, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Official current GRE score. 
    • combined verbal and quantitative GRE of 297 (verbal: 153; quantitative: 144) is recommended
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 ("A"= 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree requirement) and a 3.00 GPA or better on any graduate work already completed. International applicants must have at least a 3.00 GPA, or equivalent, on all college-level work attempted.
  • Nomination Letter: All candidates must submit a nomination letter from a current or past school administrator with which the candidate has worked. The nomination letter must be on letterhead or from a professional email address, attesting to:
    • your successful leadership ability and accomplishments
    • your ability to complete advance academic work
  • Recommendations: Two (2) additional letters of recommendation, on letterhead or from a professional email address, attesting to:
    •  your successful leadership ability and accomplishments
    • your ability to complete advance academic work
  • Interviews: Interviews are conducted by two program faculty. Alternate video arrangements for interviews will be made for applicants not located in south Louisiana.

 


 

For more information about the Certificate in Education Specialist in Educational Leadership & Research, please contact:

Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD
228 Peabody Hall
sdowell@lsu.edu
2
25-578-5998

or

Carlos G. Lee, PhD
224 Peabody Hall
carlee719@lsu.edu
225-578-3608