Certificate in Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading/Literacy Education


The EdS certificate is intended primarily for teachers, counselors, supervisors, and administrators in elementary and secondary schools. This program provides in-depth opportunities for professional growth and specialization for persons who have completed the master’s degree. Students enrolled in this program will advance their understanding and application in areas of humanistic and behavioral studies, educational research, and reading/literacy content and teaching practices. 

Program Structure

A minimum of 60 hours of graduate credit — which may include hours earned in the master’s degree — is required. All programs must be approved by the student's departmental advisor.

Required Coursework

EDCI 7475 Research Project in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Education (3)
ELRC 4006 Introduction to Applied Statistics in Educational Research (3)
ELRC 4249 Understanding and Applying Research in Education (3)
ELRC 7243 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4)
PSYC 4111 Intermediate Statistics (3)

Approved by major advisor.

A focus and coursework will be selected by joint agreement between student and advisor in consultation with other faculty members as needed. Must include 18 hours beyond Master's degree.

Electives are approved in consultation with the major advisor.



Financial Information


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Kim Skinner, PhD
113C Peabody Hall

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