Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
The Specialist in Education (Ed.S) degree with a major in Reading offers educators an opportunity to expand their knowledge of reading Instruction and literacy leadership beyond the Master’s level. Candidates from the Ed.S degree with a major in Reading degree will work with a faculty advisor who teaches graduate level reading courses in the Department of Teacher Education to develop a plan of study which incorporates 30-33 hours beyond the Master’s level and includes a thesis.
Students seeking admission into the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree with a major in Reading program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria for unconditional admission:
- Have a valid teaching license (Arkansas or other state)
- Have a Master’s Degree in Reading or other field in education
- Have a minimum of a 3.25 graduate GPA
- Have documentation of a minimum raw score of at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum scaled score of 150 on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE and a minimum scaled score of 141 on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE
- Provide official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
- Provide a writing sample (minimum 10 pages, research-driven paper with citations and references)
- Participate in an interview with graduate reading faculty members upon receipt of all documents
Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Graduate Bulletin.