Education Specialist (EdS) + Professional Administrator Licensure

The Educational Leadership department in the College of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the Education Specialist Degree (EdS) application process.

The Education Specialist degree is after the completion of a Master’s degree and puts candidates on a solid path to earning a doctorate. The Professional Administrator License is also built into the EdS and allows the candidate to serve as a K-12 administrator in Oregon at the District or Education Service District (ESD) levels, including a Superintendent position. The EdS allows a candidate to be eligible for federal financial aid while working on the administrator license, whereas a license only program does not. Many states require an Education Specialist degree to serve in the role of Superintendent. 

The Education Specialist degree consists of 45 credits, including a 7 credit Clinical Internship experience taken over two terms. The program is intended to be completed over a two-to-three-year period. The majority of EdS credits may transfer into the Doctorate of Education if the candidate pursues that degree within 7 years. 

Click this link to view the course requirements for the Education Specialist degree.

Now accepting applications! 
Deadline: May 15, 2024 
Start Date: Summer Term 2024; EdS candidates may also begin Fall or Winter terms

Contact Information:  Trina Hmura

For application purposes you will need the following:

  • Current resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Three references and recommendations
  • Completed UO application
  • Application fee or waiver

Apply to the EdS program