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Ed.S.: Specialist in Education with Literacy Emphasis

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Program Overview

The Specialist in Education with an emphasis in Literacy is a post-masters program that prepares students for leadership within the field of literacy education. 

Program Requirements

This degree requires 30-credit hours, consisting of nine credit hours of core courses and 21 credit hours of advisor approved, programmatic electives. 

Course Credits
EDL 283 - Leading Complex Organizations 3
EDL 284 - Data Analytics in Education Research 3
EDL 285 - Ethics and Social Justice, or
EDL 286 - Systems Thinking
Electives - Select 21 credits from courses approved by advisor 21



  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • Begin the application process on the School of Education's admission page. Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at or 515-271-2552.



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