Education Specialist in Administration, Planning & Policy
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Program Details

The Online Ed.S. in Administration, Planning and Policy is designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who already hold a M.Ed. in a field other than educational administration. Each candidate for the Ed.S. in Administration, Planning and Policy is required to have at least five full years of current K-12 teaching experience in order to enter the program. This program does not lead to licensure.


This program requires field experience.

  • Two-page statement in which you describe your educational philosophy and reasons for seeking entry to the degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of professional teaching status or GRE scores (general test)
  • All official transcripts
  • Applicants should have at least five years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education