Specialist in Education EdS
EKU’s online specialist in education degree is a post-master’s program that fulfills the requirements for Kentucky level I principal certification and prepares highly qualified candidates for district-wide leadership. Program graduates are primed to become highly effective professional leaders who will develop productive environments for academic excellence and equity.
Format: 100% online coursework
*With departmental approval
Through EKU’s unique program, students can choose to earn level 1 principal certification and rank advancement only, or to earn level 1 supervisor of instruction and level 1 director of pupil personnel endorsements in addition to level I principal certification.
- Level 1 Principal Certification
- Supervisor of Instruction Endorsement
- Director of Pupil Personnel Endorsement
What sets our program apart?
EKU is dedicated to preparing the highest quality educators and related professionals for Kentucky and beyond. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as content, effective pedagogical skills, and dispositions that foster life-long growth and learning.
- EPSB approved
- Accelerated 8-week terms
- Earn three degrees in one in addition to eligibility for rank advancement
- No campus visits required
- Reduced tuition for active duty service members
- Assignments and action research that build critical thinking skills
- Quality courses from respected faculty who teach the same classes online and on-campus
- Core curriculum focused on training teachers as leaders while gaining expertise in a selected area
- Personal advisors stay with you from application to graduation
- Free online career services assistance
- Dynamic, supportive learning environment
- Study any time, from anywhere
- Generous credit transfer policy
- Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.