The George Washington University's Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration is a specialized degree that prepares students to lead and promote high-quality student achievement at a district, sub-district or school-wide level. The education specialist degree program is ideal for students with a master's degree in education who seek further professional preparation for specific objectives.
Additionally, the EdS is a terminal degree for those who do not wish to pursue a doctoral degree, and as a result, EdS graduates may save time and money by pursuing this 30-credit hour program, which is generally shorter than most doctoral programs.
GW's program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). Completion of this degree may also prepare qualified candidates for principal or administrator licensure. This program's courses and internship experiences are designed to meet administrative certification requirements for the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other interstate compact agreement partner states.
Why GW's EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration?
- Specialized Skills: Develop a specialized skill set that includes theory, practice and research to help make you more competitive in the job market.
- Applied Leadership Emphasis: Design and implement evidence-based action research project to address an area of instructional need to directly apply program curriculum.
- Licensure Preparation: Prepare for a licensure opportunity as an administrator or principal with courses and field experience designed to meet administrative certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and other interstate compact agreement partner states.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The George Washington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires two internship experiences.