Specialist in Elementary Education
The Specialist in Elementary Education (Ed.S.) is an advanced degree between a master’s and doctoral degree with a focus on elementary education. Through completion of this program, teachers are able to add a triple A certification to their educator licensure. It is an opportunity to obtain advanced specialized information in the field of elementary education and therefore, advance professionally. Opportunities such as teacher leader, instructional director, curriculum specialist, and other related positions are more available for graduates with this degree. Students will have the opportunity to learn the most recent and innovative educational technologies and how to apply them in the classroom setting. Extended knowledge is provided so decisions can be made, based on changes in law, data, and other up-to-date education-based information, as to maintain best practice or implement changes to build professional learning communities.