Master of Science in Instructional Specialist
Emporia State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Instructional Specialist program is designed for students who teach or lead programs in education and want to learn more about being instructional leaders.  Students learn to deal more effectively with diverse learners and move from theory to best practice in the field, preparing them with further development as classroom teachers, content area leaders, instructional specialists, coaches, and those delivering professional development.  Students may choose from these areas of concentration:

  • Elementary Content
  • Elementary STEM
  • Reading Specialist PK-12 (licensure is also available)



  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of college course work
  • Copy of teaching license (for the Reading Licensure program)
  • Two references
  • Two advance candidate assessment of dispositions
  • Disposition statement
  • Writing sample

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission